Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
3,930 11.5 % $27.94 $58,110 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.04 $23.68 $27.30 $30.75 $36.85
Annual Wage (2) $43,760 $49,250 $56,780 $63,950 $76,640


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 3,510 6.57 $27.41 $57,000
Metal Ore Mining 160 0.39 $34.25 $71,250

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 3,510 6.57 $27.41 $57,000
Metal Ore Mining 160 0.39 $34.25 $71,250

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 (8) (8) $35.13 $73,080
Metal Ore Mining 160 0.39 $34.25 $71,250
Coal Mining 3,510 6.57 $27.41 $57,000


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 1,620 2.32 82.92 $27.51 $57,230
Kentucky 640 0.34 12.29 $25.37 $52,760
Pennsylvania 390 0.07 2.45 $29.77 $61,930
Illinois 250 0.04 1.52 $28.10 $58,440
Alabama 250 0.13 4.61 $28.25 $58,760




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 1,620 2.32 82.92 $27.51 $57,230
Kentucky 640 0.34 12.29 $25.37 $52,760
Utah 180 0.13 4.68 $27.88 $57,990
Alabama 250 0.13 4.61 $28.25 $58,760
Pennsylvania 390 0.07 2.45 $29.77 $61,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 390 0.07 2.45 $29.77 $61,930
Colorado 130 0.05 1.88 $28.51 $59,310
Alabama 250 0.13 4.61 $28.25 $58,760
Illinois 250 0.04 1.52 $28.10 $58,440
Utah 180 0.13 4.68 $27.88 $57,990





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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 170 2.68 95.50 $28.80 $59,890
Beckley, WV 140 3.32 118.64 $28.02 $58,270




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)
Beckley, WV 140 3.32 118.64 $28.02 $58,270
Wheeling, WV-OH 170 2.68 95.50 $28.80 $59,890




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 170 2.68 95.50 $28.80 $59,890
Beckley, WV 140 3.32 118.64 $28.02 $58,270

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 330 3.23 115.41 $26.08 $54,260
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 280 1.81 64.70 $24.47 $50,900
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.38 49.37 $31.37 $65,250
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 1.22 43.70 $28.25 $58,760
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 100 2.32 82.79 $27.94 $58,110

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 330 3.23 115.41 $26.08 $54,260
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 100 2.32 82.79 $27.94 $58,110
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 280 1.81 64.70 $24.47 $50,900
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.38 49.37 $31.37 $65,250
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 1.22 43.70 $28.25 $58,760

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)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 210 1.38 49.37 $31.37 $65,250
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 1.22 43.70 $28.25 $58,760
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 100 2.32 82.79 $27.94 $58,110
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.18 $56,540
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.50 $55,110


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017