Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
5,710 7.6 % $26.38 $54,880 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.51 $23.76 $26.37 $29.02 $33.47
Annual Wage (2) $42,660 $49,420 $54,860 $60,360 $69,610


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 5,370 7.28 $26.41 $54,920
Metal Ore Mining 180 0.39 $25.82 $53,710
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.08 $33.64 $69,970
Support Activities for Mining 80 0.02 $19.57 $40,710

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 5,370 7.28 $26.41 $54,920
Metal Ore Mining 180 0.39 $25.82 $53,710
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.08 $33.64 $69,970
Support Activities for Mining 80 0.02 $19.57 $40,710

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 0.08 $33.64 $69,970
Coal Mining 5,370 7.28 $26.41 $54,920
Metal Ore Mining 180 0.39 $25.82 $53,710
Support Activities for Mining 80 0.02 $19.57 $40,710


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 2,120 2.99 70.73 $27.14 $56,450
Kentucky 1,170 0.65 15.32 $25.21 $52,440
Pennsylvania 660 0.12 2.77 $25.67 $53,390
Alabama 580 0.31 7.34 $26.88 $55,910
Illinois 290 0.05 1.18 $26.30 $54,700



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 2,120 2.99 70.73 $27.14 $56,450
Kentucky 1,170 0.65 15.32 $25.21 $52,440
Alabama 580 0.31 7.34 $26.88 $55,910
Wyoming 40 0.16 3.70 $38.77 $80,650
Pennsylvania 660 0.12 2.77 $25.67 $53,390



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 40 0.16 3.70 $38.77 $80,650
Colorado 110 0.05 1.10 $29.33 $61,010
West Virginia 2,120 2.99 70.73 $27.14 $56,450
Alabama 580 0.31 7.34 $26.88 $55,910
Utah 90 0.07 1.61 $26.67 $55,470




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 270 1.90 45.02 $29.14 $60,610
Morgantown, WV 180 2.81 66.38 $26.19 $54,470
Evansville, IN-KY 170 0.98 23.18 $15.65 $32,550



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)
Morgantown, WV 180 2.81 66.38 $26.19 $54,470
Charleston, WV 270 1.90 45.02 $29.14 $60,610
Evansville, IN-KY 170 0.98 23.18 $15.65 $32,550



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)
Charleston, WV 270 1.90 45.02 $29.14 $60,610
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $26.45 $55,010
Morgantown, WV 180 2.81 66.38 $26.19 $54,470
Evansville, IN-KY 170 0.98 23.18 $15.65 $32,550

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 690 5.45 128.87 $28.15 $58,550
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 660 4.66 110.26 $25.90 $53,860
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 620 5.69 134.52 $27.10 $56,360
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 390 2.66 62.84 $26.30 $54,690
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 330 2.02 47.83 $26.17 $54,420

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 620 5.69 134.52 $27.10 $56,360
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 690 5.45 128.87 $28.15 $58,550
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 660 4.66 110.26 $25.90 $53,860
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 390 2.66 62.84 $26.30 $54,690
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 330 2.02 47.83 $26.17 $54,420

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 40 0.71 16.76 $38.77 $80,650
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.86 20.27 $29.76 $61,910
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 690 5.45 128.87 $28.15 $58,550
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 620 5.69 134.52 $27.10 $56,360
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 80 1.53 36.14 $26.70 $55,530


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015