Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for earth drillers, except oil and gas in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of earth drillers, except oil and gas among Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,990
25th Percentile Wage
$42,430
50th Percentile Wage
$47,810
75th Percentile Wage
$57,430
90th Percentile Wage
$67,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,990.

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
$47,810
-2.41% 14.89%
2016
$48,960
5.09% -
2015
$46,470
2.65% -
2014
$45,240
-2.32% -
2013
$46,290
12.10% -
2012
$40,690
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of Colorado ranges from $45,490 to $54,330. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,330. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $54,070). The lowest paying area is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $45,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$54,330
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$54,070
Colorado Springs
$52,130
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$45,490




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