A Coal Mine Worker earns an average wage of $22.56 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$30,521 - $55,983
(Median)
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$45K
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MEDIAN: $45,000
50%

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$11.10 - $29.48
(Median)
$11
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$45,000  
   
Bonus
$600  
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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$23,618 - $63,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.10 - $29.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$600  
   
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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$23,618 - $63,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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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Experience Affects Coal Mine Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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