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 among California 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 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,240
25th Percentile Wage
$43,450
50th Percentile Wage
$59,110
75th Percentile Wage
$75,430
90th Percentile Wage
$88,950

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 $88,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,240.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.02
25th Percentile Wage
$20.89
50th Percentile Wage
$28.42
75th Percentile Wage
$36.26
90th Percentile Wage
$42.76

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.76. The median hourly salary is $28.42. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.02.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,110-2.01%19.73%
201560,3004.25%-
201457,74010.29%-
201351,8008.40%-
201247,450--

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 $28,060 to $71,890. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $71,890. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (mean annual salary $67,350). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $28,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$71,890
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$67,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$65,520
Bakersfield-Delano
$62,810
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$58,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$58,150
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$55,470
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$33,950
Fresno
$28,060


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