Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
3,250 6.4 % $28.41 $59,090 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.83 $24.22 $28.20 $32.49 $37.35
Annual Wage (2) $43,330 $50,370 $58,650 $67,580 $77,690


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 2,930 5.77 $28.19 $58,640
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 170 0.17 $33.44 $69,550
Employment Services 60 0.00 $20.65 $42,960

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 2,930 5.77 $28.19 $58,640
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 170 0.17 $33.44 $69,550
Employment Services 60 0.00 $20.65 $42,960

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 170 0.17 $33.44 $69,550
Coal Mining 2,930 5.77 $28.19 $58,640
Employment Services 60 (7) $20.65 $42,960


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 1,070 1.54 68.67 $29.27 $60,880
Kentucky 550 0.29 12.98 $22.80 $47,420
Pennsylvania 410 0.07 3.15 $32.97 $68,570
Illinois 260 0.04 1.90 $28.54 $59,350
Indiana 240 0.08 3.55 $25.26 $52,540




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 1,070 1.54 68.67 $29.27 $60,880
Wyoming 80 0.29 12.95 $44.58 $92,720
Kentucky 550 0.29 12.98 $22.80 $47,420
Indiana 240 0.08 3.55 $25.26 $52,540
Pennsylvania 410 0.07 3.15 $32.97 $68,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 80 0.29 12.95 $44.58 $92,720
Pennsylvania 410 0.07 3.15 $32.97 $68,570
West Virginia 1,070 1.54 68.67 $29.27 $60,880
Illinois 260 0.04 1.90 $28.54 $59,350
Indiana 240 0.08 3.55 $25.26 $52,540





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 180 1.63 72.45 $29.19 $60,710
Wheeling, WV-OH 170 2.78 123.86 $32.97 $68,580




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)
Wheeling, WV-OH 170 2.78 123.86 $32.97 $68,580
Charleston, WV 180 1.63 72.45 $29.19 $60,710




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 2.78 123.86 $32.97 $68,580
Charleston, WV 180 1.63 72.45 $29.19 $60,710

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 340 4.48 199.64 $29.18 $60,700
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 300 2.98 132.72 $21.35 $44,410
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 230 1.23 54.77 $25.41 $52,860
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.55 68.86 $28.06 $58,370
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.45 64.49 $31.64 $65,810

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)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 340 4.48 199.64 $29.18 $60,700
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 300 2.98 132.72 $21.35 $44,410
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.99 88.57 $28.79 $59,880
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.55 68.86 $28.06 $58,370
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.45 64.49 $31.64 $65,810

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 Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 35.26 $44.58 $92,720
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 220 1.45 64.49 $31.64 $65,810
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 340 4.48 199.64 $29.18 $60,700
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.99 88.57 $28.79 $59,880
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 230 1.55 68.86 $28.06 $58,370


About May 2018 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019