A Coal Mine Worker earns an average wage of $23.04 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$30,410 - $73,974
$30K
$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,868
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50%
90%

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$13.91 - $29.19
$14
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $23.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,410 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$1,050  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,023 - $65,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $29.19  
   
Overtime
$25.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,050  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,023 - $65,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Job Description for Coal Mine Worker

A coal miner is the person who removes coal from the earth so that it can be used as an energy source to make electricity. This is a position that can be very dangerous; a coal miner will work in a cold, damp, dark environment outdoors, with lighting only available from helmet lamps or flashlights. This position requires the miner to spend a large amount of time lying or sitting in uncomfortable positions and performing labor-intensive work. A coal miner will typically work full-time. Formal education is not typically required for this position, as training is fully available on the jobsite. However, colleges are increasingly offering courses in mining. A miner must be educated regarding mining methods and coal types.

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Pay by Experience Level for Coal Mine Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Coal Mine Worker

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Coal Mine Worker Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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