Career Outlook for Mining Roof Bolters

Also known as:  Roof Bolter Operator, Roof Bolting Coal Miner, Underground Bolting Machine Operator, Underground Roof Bolter
The overall job outlook for Mining Roof Bolter careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly increased by 30.77 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 5.13 percent per year. Demand for Mining Roof Bolters is expected to go down, with an expected -810 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 1.8 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Mining Roof Bolters in the following states
West Virginia 1,780
Kentucky 1,360
Alabama 600
Pennsylvania 460
Virginia 340
Indiana 230
Illinois 200
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Mining Roof Bolters
Alaska 40
Colorado 120
Utah 120
Illinois 200
Indiana 230
Virginia 340
Pennsylvania 460
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