Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
5,220 14.5 % $26.68 $55,500 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.63 $23.43 $26.42 $29.25 $33.49
Annual Wage (2) $42,920 $48,720 $54,950 $60,840 $69,670


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 4,860 6.99 $26.53 $55,180
Metal Ore Mining 160 0.36 $33.38 $69,430
Support Activities for Mining 100 0.03 $19.74 $41,050
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 90 0.10 $31.65 $65,840

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 4,860 6.99 $26.53 $55,180
Metal Ore Mining 160 0.36 $33.38 $69,430
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 90 0.10 $31.65 $65,840
Support Activities for Mining 100 0.03 $19.74 $41,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 160 0.36 $33.38 $69,430
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 90 0.10 $31.65 $65,840
Coal Mining 4,860 6.99 $26.53 $55,180
Support Activities for Mining 100 0.03 $19.74 $41,050


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 2,140 3.02 79.86 $26.72 $55,580
Kentucky 880 0.48 12.63 $24.85 $51,690
Pennsylvania 610 0.11 2.83 $26.60 $55,320
Illinois 250 0.04 1.13 $26.04 $54,150
Indiana 200 0.07 1.83 $23.23 $48,330



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 2,140 3.02 79.86 $26.72 $55,580
Kentucky 880 0.48 12.63 $24.85 $51,690
Wyoming 40 0.14 3.81 $39.55 $82,260
Pennsylvania 610 0.11 2.83 $26.60 $55,320
Indiana 200 0.07 1.83 $23.23 $48,330



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 0.14 3.81 $39.55 $82,260
Colorado 100 0.04 1.05 $29.96 $62,320
Utah 70 0.05 1.37 $27.49 $57,180
West Virginia 2,140 3.02 79.86 $26.72 $55,580
Pennsylvania 610 0.11 2.83 $26.60 $55,320




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)
Beckley, WV 210 4.80 127.03 $27.78 $57,770
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.13 3.32 $26.74 $55,620



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 210 4.80 127.03 $27.78 $57,770
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.13 3.32 $26.74 $55,620



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)
Beckley, WV 210 4.80 127.03 $27.78 $57,770
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 60 0.13 3.32 $26.74 $55,620

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 460 3.01 79.67 $23.87 $49,650
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 420 5.26 139.16 $26.30 $54,700
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 340 3.19 84.23 $25.97 $54,020
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 1.82 48.14 $27.15 $56,470
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 150 0.83 21.94 $21.92 $45,590

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 420 5.26 139.16 $26.30 $54,700
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 340 3.19 84.23 $25.97 $54,020
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 460 3.01 79.67 $23.87 $49,650
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 1.82 48.14 $27.15 $56,470
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 1.41 37.28 $27.53 $57,270

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 17.39 $39.55 $82,260
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.75 19.75 $30.69 $63,830
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 60 1.41 37.28 $27.53 $57,270
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 290 1.82 48.14 $27.15 $56,470
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.43 $54,980


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016