Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
92%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-17.8 %
by year 2031
WAGES
$63,920
or $30.73 per hour
Volume
5,210
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.9/10

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Automation risk

92% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Manual Dexterity

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Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining' job openings is expected to decline 17.8% by 2031

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

High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining' was $63,920, or $30 per hour

'Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining' were paid 38.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 5,210 people employed as 'Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 28 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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