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Roof Bolter Salary

$52,977 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Roof Bolter is $52,977 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Roof Bolter is between $38,804 and $64,782. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates self-propelled machine to install roof-support bolts in underground mine: positions safety jack to support roof until bolts can be installed.
  • Drives machine into position, inserts bit in drill chuck, and starts drill.
  • Moves lever to advance bit into roof at specified distance from rib or adjacent bolt.
  • Removes bit from chuck and replaces with bolt.
  • Starts hydraulic action which forces bolt into hole.
  • Starts rotation of chuck to turn bolt and open expansion head to exert pressure upon rock formation.
  • Tests bolt for specified tension, using torque wrench.
  • May install truss bolts traversing entire ceiling span and tighten ends of anchored truss bolts, using turnbuckle.
Roof Bolter Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Roof Bolters, Mining

Job family population: 3,410

Estimated population of Roof Bolter jobs: 69

Rate of error: 11.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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