Continuous Mining Machine Operators

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
75%
risk level
POLLING
59%
Based on 19 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
1.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$61,420
or $29.53 per hour
Volume
15,700
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.1/10

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Automation risk

75% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

59% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 75% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Continuous Mining Machine Operators will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' job openings is expected to rise 1.6% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' was $61,420, or $29 per hour

'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' were paid 27.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 15,700 people employed as 'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as 'Continuous Mining Machine Operators'.

Job description

Operate self-propelled mining machines that rip coal, metal and nonmetal ores, rock, stone, or sand from the mine face and load it onto conveyors, shuttle cars, or trucks in a continuous operation.

SOC Code: 47-5041.00

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Comments

Joe (No chance) says
Companies are incompetent. Robots cannot keep machines running. Even a perfect machine malfunctions. This is the same job that rips human limbs off because of a simple mistake.
Jul 06, 2024 at 10:37 AM
Mal (Highly likely) says
Mining full automation is comming as seen by automation increases in mining over past 10 years
Aug 24, 2019 at 09:26 AM

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