Coal mining

Industry Group

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Workforce
51.9k
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.5
Estimated Job Growth
−16%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$77,582
Average Male Salary
$78,222
Average Female Salary
$79,181

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The top three occupations in the Coal mining Industry Group are Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Construction equipment operators, and Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics. On average, full-time employees in the Coal mining Industry Group work 49.2 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $78,484. Part-time employees in the same industry work 20.9 hours and earn an average annual salary of $36,361.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Coal mining Industry Group are Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY, Logan, Mingo, Wyoming & McDowell Counties PUMA, WV, and Kentucky River Area Development District PUMA, KY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Coal mining.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Coal mining Industry Group. Mining machine operators are the most common position, but the Coal mining Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Mining machine operators, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Coal mining goes to Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
−4.24%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 11.3k people employed in the Coal Mining industry. This represents a −4.24% decrease in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

51.9k
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 62k
−8.64%
1 Year Growth
± 14.9%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 51.9k people employed in the Coal mining Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Coal mining Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −8.64%, , from 67.9k people in 2019 to 62k people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Coal mining by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Mining machine operators represent the largest share of positions held in Coal mining at 23.7%, followed by Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers with 10.9% and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers with 8.52%.

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Wages

Average Salary

$77,582
AVERAGE WAGE
± $4,511

On average, employees in the Coal mining Industry Group make $77,582 per year. This number makes Coal mining the 49 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Coal mining Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.269
WAGE GINI

Coal mining has a wage GINI of 0.269, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Coal mining (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Coal mining Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Coal mining Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Coal mining Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Coal mining Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn less than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $78,222 and $79,181. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

4.09k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±1.57k
58k
MALE WORKFORCE
±5.91k

93.4% of workers in the Coal mining Industry Group are Male, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Coal mining Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$78,222
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$4,609
$79,181
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$4,777

On average, Male workers in the Coal mining Industry Group make 0.988 times less than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Coal mining Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. Other
  3. White

On average, Asian employees in the Coal mining Industry Group earn 1.44 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Coal mining Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Coal mining Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Manufacturing has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Coal mining Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Coal mining Industry Group is Manufacturing.

In this flow diagram, all of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Coal mining is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.

The Coal mining Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Manufacturing Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Coal mining is from Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining.
LARGEST PURCHASING INDUSTRY

The Manufacturing Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Coal mining Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Coal mining Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Coal mining industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Coal mining industry has a lower projected workforce growth at −16%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (−2.23%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

−16%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Coal mining. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

−2.23%
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10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Coal mining industry.

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