Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rotary drill operators, oil and gas amongst Alaska cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,950
25th Percentile Wage
$54,290
50th Percentile Wage
$62,200
75th Percentile Wage
$83,140
90th Percentile Wage
$95,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,200
-10.02% -13.52%
2016
$68,430
-4.56% -
2015
$71,550
3.07% -
2014
$69,350
-1.23% -
2013
$70,200
-0.58% -
2012
$70,610
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in state of Alaska ranges from $61,650 to $69,110. The highest paying area for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $69,110. The lowest paying area is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$69,110
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$61,650




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