How Much Do Load Haul Dump Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Load Haul Dump Operators

Load Haul Dump Operators operate underground loading machine to load coal, ore, or rock into shuttle or mine car or onto conveyors. Loading equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$56100 per year
Hourly wage
$27 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$36,750 to $46,750 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$18 to $22 per hour

Entry-level Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $36,750 to $46,750 per year or $18 to $22 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

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Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $36 $75,630
Senior (Top 25%) $31 $64,010
Middle (Mid 50%) $27 $56,640
Junior (Bottom 25%) $22 $46,750
No experience (Bottom 10%) $18 $36,750

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $34 $71,170
WY $34 $70,540
CO $33 $67,940
WV $28 $58,470
PA $27 $55,540
KY $26 $54,520
AL $25 $51,910
IL $24 $49,690
TN $19 $40,530
NC $19 $38,740

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Underground Mining Loading Machine Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Load Haul Dump Operators are in the states of CA, WY, CO, WV and PA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $73690 $35.43
Metal Ore Mining $58710 $28.23
Coal Mining $57410 $27.60
Support Activities for Mining $51850 $24.93
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $47890 $23.02
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $42460 $20.41
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $37000 $17.79

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