How much do coal miners get paid?
Pay is a lot better than it once was. The actual pay will depend on where you are, and what skills you have. A skilled equipment operator or blaster will make more than a laborer. No way to give one single answer- sorry.
how much did miners get paid in the 1800's? Miners in those days got paid by the ton. I was told by my great grandfather that when started mining in the 20's that he started out at 5 cents a ton for the first year he worked. You also have to remember that there was no machinery in those days so all the coal had to mined and loaded by hand.