Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
5,880 5.4 % $26.25 $54,590 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.82 $24.13 $26.34 $28.54 $32.42
Annual Wage (2) $45,380 $50,200 $54,780 $59,360 $67,430


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 5,620 7.03 $26.23 $54,550
Metal Ore Mining 150 0.32 $25.37 $52,760
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.09 $30.47 $63,380

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 5,620 7.03 $26.23 $54,550
Metal Ore Mining 150 0.32 $25.37 $52,760
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 80 0.09 $30.47 $63,380

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 80 0.09 $30.47 $63,380
Coal Mining 5,620 7.03 $26.23 $54,550
Metal Ore Mining 150 0.32 $25.37 $52,760


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 2,190 3.09 69.68 $27.16 $56,500
Kentucky 1,120 0.63 14.14 $25.24 $52,490
Alabama 660 0.36 8.12 $26.04 $54,150
Pennsylvania 630 0.11 2.54 $25.49 $53,030
Indiana 300 0.11 2.41 $23.40 $48,680




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 2,190 3.09 69.68 $27.16 $56,500
Kentucky 1,120 0.63 14.14 $25.24 $52,490
Alabama 660 0.36 8.12 $26.04 $54,150
Wyoming 40 0.16 3.50 $36.98 $76,920
Pennsylvania 630 0.11 2.54 $25.49 $53,030




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 0.16 3.50 $36.98 $76,920
Colorado 120 0.05 1.17 $28.92 $60,150
West Virginia 2,190 3.09 69.68 $27.16 $56,500
Alabama 660 0.36 8.12 $26.04 $54,150
Utah 70 0.06 1.34 $25.96 $54,010





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 390 2.72 61.45 $28.44 $59,150
Morgantown, WV 180 2.84 64.06 $25.68 $53,420
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 90 0.18 3.99 $25.90 $53,870




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)
Morgantown, WV 180 2.84 64.06 $25.68 $53,420
Charleston, WV 390 2.72 61.45 $28.44 $59,150
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 90 0.18 3.99 $25.90 $53,870




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 390 2.72 61.45 $28.44 $59,150
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 90 0.18 3.99 $25.90 $53,870
Morgantown, WV 180 2.84 64.06 $25.68 $53,420

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 980 7.44 167.94 $27.52 $57,240
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 600 5.48 123.59 $27.18 $56,530
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 400 2.69 60.66 $24.72 $51,420
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 370 2.60 58.64 $26.33 $54,770
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 360 2.20 49.56 $25.52 $53,070

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 980 7.44 167.94 $27.52 $57,240
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 600 5.48 123.59 $27.18 $56,530
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 400 2.69 60.66 $24.72 $51,420
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 370 2.60 58.64 $26.33 $54,770
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 360 2.20 49.56 $25.52 $53,070

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 40 0.69 15.68 $36.98 $76,920
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.89 20.06 $29.62 $61,620
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 980 7.44 167.94 $27.52 $57,240
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 600 5.48 123.59 $27.18 $56,530
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 370 2.60 58.64 $26.33 $54,770


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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