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 metropolitan areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,710
25th Percentile Wage
$57,310
50th Percentile Wage
$68,430
75th Percentile Wage
$85,140
90th Percentile Wage
$100,110

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 $100,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,710.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.90
25th Percentile Wage
$27.56
50th Percentile Wage
$32.90
75th Percentile Wage
$40.93
90th Percentile Wage
$48.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.13. The median hourly salary is $32.90. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.90.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,430-4.56%-3.19%
201571,5503.07%-
201469,350-1.23%-
201370,200-0.58%-
201270,610--

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 $66,570 to $83,430. The highest paying area for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $83,430. The lowest paying area is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$83,430
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$66,570



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