Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for earth drillers, except oil and gas in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of earth drillers, except oil and gas amongst California 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,660
25th Percentile Wage
$41,210
50th Percentile Wage
$51,120
75th Percentile Wage
$67,930
90th Percentile Wage
$92,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,120
-15.63% 7.18%
2016
$59,110
-2.01% -
2015
$60,300
4.25% -
2014
$57,740
10.29% -
2013
$51,800
8.40% -
2012
$47,450
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of California ranges from $33,950 to $84,360. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in California is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $84,360. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (mean annual salary $65,520). The lowest paying area is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta with a median annual salary of $33,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$84,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$65,520
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$63,600
Bakersfield-Delano
$62,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$62,410
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$61,440
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$58,990
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$55,470
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$52,750
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$52,180
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$50,890
Fresno
$50,100
Yuba City
$47,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$45,690
Madera-Chowchilla
$44,300
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$42,310
Modesto
$39,950
Hanford-Corcoran
$37,620
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$33,950




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