SOC Code 47-5041 - Continuous Mining Machine Operators

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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 - Continuous Mining Machine Operators is a a final level code of the “Construction and Extraction Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 14,630 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $27.18 and average Annual Wage of $56,530.

Occupation Examples

  • Continuous Mining Machine Coal Miner
  • Continuous Mining Machine Lode Miner
  • Self-Propelled Mining Machine Operator

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