Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
3,410 11.3 % $28.52 $59,310 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.33 $24.71 $28.10 $31.57 $37.23
Annual Wage (2) $44,360 $51,390 $58,450 $65,670 $77,440


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 2,970 5.99 $28.07 $58,380
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 170 0.18 $30.79 $64,040
Metal Ore Mining 120 0.32 $39.33 $81,810

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 2,970 5.99 $28.07 $58,380
Metal Ore Mining 120 0.32 $39.33 $81,810
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 170 0.18 $30.79 $64,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 120 0.32 $39.33 $81,810
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 170 0.18 $30.79 $64,040
Coal Mining 2,970 5.99 $28.07 $58,380


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 1,350 1.96 82.10 $28.13 $58,520
Kentucky 540 0.29 12.06 $24.18 $50,300
Pennsylvania 370 0.06 2.69 $32.78 $68,190
Illinois 260 0.04 1.82 $28.32 $58,900
Indiana 200 0.06 2.71 $25.83 $53,730




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 1,350 1.96 82.10 $28.13 $58,520
Kentucky 540 0.29 12.06 $24.18 $50,300
Utah 140 0.10 4.25 $28.48 $59,240
Pennsylvania 370 0.06 2.69 $32.78 $68,190
Indiana 200 0.06 2.71 $25.83 $53,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 370 0.06 2.69 $32.78 $68,190
Utah 140 0.10 4.25 $28.48 $59,240
Illinois 260 0.04 1.82 $28.32 $58,900
West Virginia 1,350 1.96 82.10 $28.13 $58,520
Indiana 200 0.06 2.71 $25.83 $53,730



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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 2.77 115.73 (8) (8)
Beckley, WV 130 2.97 124.21 $28.12 $58,500


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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 130 2.97 124.21 $28.12 $58,500
Wheeling, WV-OH 170 2.77 115.73 (8) (8)


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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 (8) (8) (8) $29.12 $60,560
Beckley, WV 130 2.97 124.21 $28.12 $58,500

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 260 1.68 70.44 $23.40 $48,670
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 250 2.45 102.36 $24.69 $51,350
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.59 66.55 $26.63 $55,390
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.47 61.40 $32.20 $66,970
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 180 0.98 41.10 $26.12 $54,330

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 250 2.45 102.36 $24.69 $51,350
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 260 1.68 70.44 $23.40 $48,670
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.59 66.55 $26.63 $55,390
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.47 61.40 $32.20 $66,970
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 130 1.44 60.18 $28.27 $58,800

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 220 1.47 61.40 $32.20 $66,970
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 1.42 59.53 $28.40 $59,070
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 130 1.44 60.18 $28.27 $58,800
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 26.38 $27.98 $58,190
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.67 $57,550


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018