Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rotary drill operators, oil and gas amongst Alabama 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,560
25th Percentile Wage
$28,750
50th Percentile Wage
$36,570
75th Percentile Wage
$52,580
90th Percentile Wage
$76,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,560.

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
$36,570
2.00% -34.40%
2016
$35,840
-2.82% -
2015
$36,850
1.30% -
2014
$36,370
-9.38% -
2013
$39,780
-23.55% -
2012
$49,150
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in state of Alabama ranges from $23,290 to $30,490. The highest paying area for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Alabama is Tuscaloosa with a median annual salary of $30,490. The lowest paying area is Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tuscaloosa
$30,490
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$23,290




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