Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-5061 Roof Bolters, Mining

Operate machinery to install roof support bolts in underground mine.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,610 6.0 % $24.18 $50,290 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.69 $21.44 $23.97 $26.84 $29.74
Annual Wage (2) $40,960 $44,600 $49,850 $55,820 $61,860


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 5,320 6.69 $24.06 $50,050
Metal Ore Mining 170 0.49 $26.40 $54,910
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.09 $29.57 $61,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 5,320 6.69 $24.06 $50,050
Metal Ore Mining 170 0.49 $26.40 $54,910
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.09 $29.57 $61,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.09 $29.57 $61,510
Metal Ore Mining 170 0.49 $26.40 $54,910
Coal Mining 5,320 6.69 $24.06 $50,050


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 1,780 2.58 58.47 $25.14 $52,290
Kentucky 1,360 0.79 17.88 $22.31 $46,400
Alabama 600 0.33 7.47 $22.40 $46,600
Pennsylvania 460 0.08 1.90 $24.51 $50,990
Virginia 340 0.10 2.20 $26.14 $54,360




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 1,780 2.58 58.47 $25.14 $52,290
Kentucky 1,360 0.79 17.88 $22.31 $46,400
Alabama 600 0.33 7.47 $22.40 $46,600
Alaska 40 0.12 2.67 $27.08 $56,330
Utah 120 0.11 2.42 $25.12 $52,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 120 0.06 1.27 $27.22 $56,620
Alaska 40 0.12 2.67 $27.08 $56,330
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $27.05 $56,260
Virginia 340 0.10 2.20 $26.14 $54,360
West Virginia 1,780 2.58 58.47 $25.14 $52,290

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 460 3.23 73.19 (8) (8)
Evansville, IN-KY 130 0.81 18.22 $19.32 $40,180




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 460 3.23 73.19 (8) (8)
Evansville, IN-KY 130 0.81 18.22 $19.32 $40,180




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Evansville, IN-KY 130 0.81 18.22 $19.32 $40,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 890 6.92 156.65 $25.53 $53,110
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 840 7.25 164.03 $22.73 $47,280
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 460 3.21 72.69 $21.89 $45,520
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 350 2.16 48.96 $24.78 $51,540
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 340 2.53 57.23 $26.14 $54,360

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 840 7.25 164.03 $22.73 $47,280
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 890 6.92 156.65 $25.53 $53,110
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 460 3.21 72.69 $21.89 $45,520
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 340 2.53 57.23 $26.14 $54,360
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 350 2.16 48.96 $24.78 $51,540

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.90 20.35 $32.06 $66,690
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.19 26.85 $27.22 $56,620
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.33 $54,780
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 340 2.53 57.23 $26.14 $54,360
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 890 6.92 156.65 $25.53 $53,110


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011