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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-5043 Roof Bolters, Mining

Operate machinery to install roof support bolts in underground mine.


National estimates for Roof Bolters, Mining
Industry profile for Roof Bolters, Mining
Geographic profile for Roof Bolters, Mining

National estimates for Roof Bolters, Mining:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Roof Bolters, Mining:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,850 7.8 % $ 28.45 $ 59,170 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Roof Bolters, Mining:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.52 $ 22.89 $ 28.74 $ 29.81 $ 36.25
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,840 $ 47,610 $ 59,770 $ 62,000 $ 75,390


Industry profile for Roof Bolters, Mining:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Roof Bolters, Mining:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 1,520 4.15 $ 28.24 $ 58,730
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 110 0.12 $ 38.10 $ 79,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Roof Bolters, Mining:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 1,520 4.15 $ 28.24 $ 58,730
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 110 0.12 $ 38.10 $ 79,250

Top paying industries for Roof Bolters, Mining:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 110 0.12 $ 38.10 $ 79,250
Coal Mining 1,520 4.15 $ 28.24 $ 58,730


Geographic profile for Roof Bolters, Mining:

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



Map of employment of roof bolters, mining by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Roof Bolters, Mining:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 750 1.15 87.32 $ 29.53 $ 61,420
Kentucky 380 0.21 15.67 $ 22.33 $ 46,450
Illinois 120 0.02 1.59 $ 29.14 $ 60,620
Colorado 90 0.04 2.74 $ 33.79 $ 70,280
Wyoming 80 0.30 22.52 $ 45.86 $ 95,400


Map of location quotient of roof bolters, mining by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Roof Bolters, Mining:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 750 1.15 87.32 $ 29.53 $ 61,420
Wyoming 80 0.30 22.52 $ 45.86 $ 95,400
Kentucky 380 0.21 15.67 $ 22.33 $ 46,450
Utah 60 0.04 2.88 $ 29.30 $ 60,940
Colorado 90 0.04 2.74 $ 33.79 $ 70,280


Map of annual mean wages of roof bolters, mining by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Roof Bolters, Mining:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 80 0.30 22.52 $ 45.86 $ 95,400
Colorado 90 0.04 2.74 $ 33.79 $ 70,280
West Virginia 750 1.15 87.32 $ 29.53 $ 61,420
Utah 60 0.04 2.88 $ 29.30 $ 60,940
Illinois 120 0.02 1.59 $ 29.14 $ 60,620



Map of employment of roof bolters, mining by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Roof Bolters, Mining:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wheeling, WV-OH 150 2.56 194.73 $ 33.09 $ 68,820


Map of location quotient of roof bolters, mining by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Roof Bolters, Mining:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wheeling, WV-OH 150 2.56 194.73 $ 33.09 $ 68,820


Map of annual mean wages of roof bolters, mining by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Roof Bolters, Mining:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wheeling, WV-OH 150 2.56 194.73 $ 33.09 $ 68,820

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Roof Bolters, Mining:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 2.00 152.08 $ 22.39 $ 46,570
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.40 106.45 $ 28.00 $ 58,240
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 62.42 $ 45.86 $ 95,400
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 52.44 $ 29.20 $ 60,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Roof Bolters, Mining:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 2.00 152.08 $ 22.39 $ 46,570
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.40 106.45 $ 28.00 $ 58,240
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 62.42 $ 45.86 $ 95,400
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 52.44 $ 29.20 $ 60,730

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Roof Bolters, Mining:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.82 62.42 $ 45.86 $ 95,400
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 52.44 $ 29.20 $ 60,730
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.40 106.45 $ 28.00 $ 58,240
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 190 2.00 152.08 $ 22.39 $ 46,570


About May 2021 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 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022