Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|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
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|
|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|