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$44,654

Average Base Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$674

Average Bonus
The average mine operator salary in Colorado, United States is $44,654 or an equivalent hourly rate of $21. This is 0% lower (+$69) than the average mine operator salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $674. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Colorado, United States.
Salary by Experience

$36,564

Entry Level Salary

$58,233

Senior Level Salary
An entry level mine operator (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $36,564. On the other end, a senior level mine operator (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $58,233.

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Job Description
Operate machinery such as longwall shears, plows, and cutting machines to cut or channel along the face or seams of coal mines, stone quarries, or other mining surfaces to facilitate blasting, separating, or removing minerals or materials from mines or from the Earth's surface. Includes shale planers.

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