Continuous Mining Machine Operators

3.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $27.36 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 65% (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
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' job openings is expected to rise 5.7% by 2030
'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' was $56,920, or $27.36 hourly
'Continuous Mining Machine Operators' are paid 35.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 14,990 people employed as Continuous Mining Machine Operators.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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