Salary for Mining Roof Bolters

Also known as:  Roof Bolter Operator, Roof Bolting Coal Miner, Underground Bolting Machine Operator, Underground Roof Bolter helps agriculture and food professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Roof bolters operate heavy, sometimes dangerous, machinery that is used to install roof supports in underground mine shafts. They may also test already-placed bolts for tension. These employees work in dangerous conditions, so many precautions must be taken while on the job. To become a mining roof bolter, a high school diploma or GED is usually required. Job training is sometimes completed on-site, but some employers do prefer that their employees complete an apprenticeship program before beginning work.

A Mining Roof Bolter will usually earn an average salary of somewhere between 40000 - 60000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Roof Bolters, Mining can get a pay level of Fifty Thousand Three Hundred dollars yearly.

Roof Bolters, Mining can obtain the highest compensation in Illinois, where they earn average pay levels of just about $58400.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 30.39 percent nationwide in that time.
Mining Roof Bolters tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $50,290
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $50,290