Roof Bolters

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Roof Bolters

Roof Bolters - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by employer and area of the country. About three out of ten mine workers are covered by union contracts. These workers often receive higher wages than non-union workers.

Benefits also vary by employer. Most mine workers receive typical benefits, such as paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. Union workers usually also receive a retirement plan.

Roof bolters, mining (SOC 47-5043)
Pay Period
Illinois Hourly $25.69 $27.81 $29.93
Yearly $53,430 $57,845 $62,254
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $25.77 $27.54 $29.31
Yearly $53,599 $57,278 $60,958
United States Hourly $24.98 $28.41 $32.27
Yearly $51,970 $59,090 $67,130

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.