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Highest Paying Cities for Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

The top 100 highest paying cities for earth drillers, except oil and gas (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of earth drillers, except oil and gas in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $90,180, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois is the highest paying city for earth drillers, except oil and gas. It is followed by Gary, Indiana (average annual salary $87,880). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of earth drillers, except oil and gas in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$90,180
200
2 Gary, Indiana
$87,880
70
3 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$84,360
310
4 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$80,970
100
5 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$79,240
40
6 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$73,400
100
7 Central Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$71,550
30
8 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$71,320
80
9 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$68,090
70
10 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$67,190
n/a
11 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$66,850
n/a
12 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$66,260
50
13 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$65,940
160
14 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$65,630
460
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$65,520
n/a
16 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$65,140
260
17 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$65,120
80
18 Tacoma, Washington
$64,930
50
19 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$63,970
600
20 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$63,920
50
21 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$63,600
40
22 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$62,580
n/a
23 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$62,410
70
24 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$61,910
170
25 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$61,440
60
26 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$61,340
70
27 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$60,050
80
28 South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$59,360
40
29 Kansas City, Missouri
$59,320
n/a
30 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$58,990
80
31 Dayton, Ohio
$58,070
n/a
32 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$57,890
80
33 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$57,880
50
34 Camden, New Jersey
$57,870
60
35 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$57,730
30
36 North Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$57,670
50
37 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$57,130
30
38 Madison, Wisconsin
$57,020
n/a
39 Honolulu, Hawaii
$57,010
30
40 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$57,010
60
41 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$56,870
110
42 Anchorage, Alaska
$56,500
60
43 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$56,040
170
44 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$55,990
n/a
45 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$55,550
130
46 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$55,470
n/a
47 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$55,440
50
48 Evansville, Kentucky
$55,400
30
49 Duluth, Wisconsin
$55,270
50
50 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$54,330
40
51 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$54,070
n/a
52 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$54,070
40
53 Memphis, Tennessee
$53,060
40
54 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$52,750
130
55 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$52,550
n/a
56 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$52,180
50
57 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$52,170
40
58 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$52,130
40
59 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$51,970
140
60 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$51,690
50
61 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$51,550
n/a
62 Salem, Oregon
$51,440
50
63 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$51,340
n/a
64 Salt Lake City, Utah
$51,310
260
65 Billings, Montana
$51,280
40
66 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$51,280
40
67 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$50,980
70
68 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$50,890
170
69 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$50,390
150
70 Fresno, California
$50,100
30
71 Worcester, Massachusetts
$48,960
n/a
72 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$48,960
60
73 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$48,370
570
74 Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$48,350
n/a
75 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$48,310
30
76 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$48,210
50
77 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$48,060
160
78 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$47,980
40
79 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$47,450
130
80 Richmond, Virginia
$47,280
110
81 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$47,250
50
82 Yuba City, California
$47,240
50
83 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$47,220
40
84 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$47,110
390
85 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$46,960
90
86 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$46,570
n/a
87 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$46,460
50
88 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$46,330
30
89 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$46,090
30
90 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$45,900
30
91 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$45,860
50
92 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$45,690
n/a
93 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$45,630
70
94 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$45,490
280
95 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$45,410
n/a
96 Sussex County, Delaware
$45,400
40
97 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$45,360
60
98 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$45,290
40
99 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$45,260
n/a
100 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$45,200
n/a
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