Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining

2.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
92%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-17.8%
by 2031
WAGES
$57,900
or $27.83 hourly
VOLUME
4,450
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 92% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining' job openings is expected to decline by -17.8% by 2031
'Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining' is expected to be a very 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 'Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining' was $57,900, or $27.83 hourly
'Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining' are paid 26.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as loading and moving machine operators, underground mining?

As of 2021 there were 4,450 people employed as Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining within the United States.
This represents around 0.003% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 31 thousand people are employed as Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining.

Job description

Operate underground loading or moving machine to load or move coal, ore, or rock using shuttle or mine car or conveyors. Equipment may include power shovels, hoisting engines equipped with cable-drawn scraper or scoop, or machines equipped with gathering arms and conveyor.

SOC Code: 47-5044.00

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