Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
6,060 5.0 % $25.52 $53,090 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.23 $22.97 $25.54 $28.10 $31.78
Annual Wage (2) $42,090 $47,780 $53,130 $58,450 $66,110


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 5,740 6.88 $25.45 $52,930
Metal Ore Mining 170 0.44 $27.69 $57,590
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 90 0.10 $29.74 $61,860

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 5,740 6.88 $25.45 $52,930
Metal Ore Mining 170 0.44 $27.69 $57,590
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 90 0.10 $29.74 $61,860

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 90 0.10 $29.74 $61,860
Metal Ore Mining 170 0.44 $27.69 $57,590
Coal Mining 5,740 6.88 $25.45 $52,930


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 2,230 3.19 67.54 $26.43 $54,970
Kentucky 1,200 0.69 14.60 $23.08 $48,020
Pennsylvania 580 0.10 2.20 $25.12 $52,240
Virginia 460 0.13 2.76 $26.56 $55,250
Illinois 330 0.06 1.26 $24.88 $51,750




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 2,230 3.19 67.54 $26.43 $54,970
Kentucky 1,200 0.69 14.60 $23.08 $48,020
Wyoming 60 0.21 4.42 $34.13 $71,000
Virginia 460 0.13 2.76 $26.56 $55,250
Utah 150 0.13 2.79 $25.55 $53,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 60 0.21 4.42 $34.13 $71,000
Nevada 70 0.06 1.32 $30.55 $63,530
Colorado 120 0.05 1.13 $28.54 $59,370
Alaska 40 0.13 2.81 $27.22 $56,620
Virginia 460 0.13 2.76 $26.56 $55,250





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 520 3.64 77.07 $27.51 $57,220
Evansville, IN-KY 200 1.20 25.49 (8) (8)




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)
Charleston, WV 520 3.64 77.07 $27.51 $57,220
Evansville, IN-KY 200 1.20 25.49 (8) (8)




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 520 3.64 77.07 $27.51 $57,220

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 1,160 8.78 185.87 $26.56 $55,250
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 670 5.76 121.91 $24.24 $50,430
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 460 3.47 73.37 $26.56 $55,250
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 460 3.11 65.84 $21.80 $45,340
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 380 2.32 49.17 $25.04 $52,080

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 1,160 8.78 185.87 $26.56 $55,250
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 670 5.76 121.91 $24.24 $50,430
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 460 3.47 73.37 $26.56 $55,250
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 460 3.11 65.84 $21.80 $45,340
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 330 2.42 51.18 $25.26 $52,540

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 0.93 19.65 $34.13 $71,000
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 70 1.28 27.13 $30.55 $63,530
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.16 24.58 $28.54 $59,370
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 1,160 8.78 185.87 $26.56 $55,250
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 460 3.47 73.37 $26.56 $55,250


About May 2011 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 mean 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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