Continuous Mining Machine Operators

3.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
70%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
1.6%
by 2031
WAGES
$60,300
or $28.99 hourly
VOLUME
14,740
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 70% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Assisting and Caring for Others
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' job openings is expected to rise 1.6% by 2031
'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' was $60,300, or $28.99 hourly
'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' are paid 31.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as continuous mining machine operators?

As of 2021 there were 14,740 people employed as Continuous Mining Machine Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.010% 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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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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