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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 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois (average annual salary $86,240). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$86,240
270
3 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$79,240
40
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$71,890
n/a
5 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$70,610
80
6 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$67,350
140
7 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$67,190
n/a
8 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$66,850
n/a
9 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$66,770
70
10 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$66,260
50
11 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$65,520
n/a
12 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$65,460
90
13 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$63,920
50
14 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$63,610
470
15 Central Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$63,380
40
16 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$62,810
n/a
17 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$61,730
220
18 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$60,070
180
19 North Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$60,070
50
20 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$59,550
610
21 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$58,990
70
22 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$58,710
80
23 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$58,450
n/a
24 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$58,150
150
25 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$57,880
50
26 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$57,740
110
27 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$57,490
100
28 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$57,010
60
29 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$56,090
80
30 Anchorage, Alaska
$55,690
60
31 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$55,470
n/a
32 Duluth, Wisconsin
$54,250
70
33 Evansville, Kentucky
$54,110
30
34 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$54,070
40
35 Richmond, Virginia
$53,020
130
36 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$52,550
n/a
37 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$52,170
40
38 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$51,970
140
39 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$51,690
50
40 Salt Lake City, Utah
$51,310
260
41 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$51,280
40
42 Billings, Montana
$51,280
40
43 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$51,030
230
44 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$50,390
150
45 Camden, New Jersey
$49,730
120
46 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$48,290
n/a
47 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$48,170
310
48 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$47,800
50
49 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$47,340
500
50 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$47,220
40
51 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$47,150
60
52 St Louis, Missouri
$47,090
60
53 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$46,720
70
54 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$46,570
n/a
55 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$46,360
280
56 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$46,090
30
57 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$45,630
70
58 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$45,410
n/a
59 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$45,290
40
60 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$45,200
n/a
61 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$44,790
50
62 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$44,740
40
63 Manchester, New Hampshire
$44,360
40
64 Columbus, Ohio
$44,340
90
65 Morgantown, West Virginia
$44,170
60
66 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$44,150
120
67 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$43,810
n/a
68 Rochester, New York
$43,650
n/a
69 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$43,490
30
70 Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$43,020
50
71 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$42,920
60
72 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$42,750
n/a
73 Williamsport, Pennsylvania
$42,430
30
74 Odessa, Texas
$42,070
120
75 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$41,910
n/a
76 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$41,680
160
77 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$41,550
240
78 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$41,170
130
79 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$41,130
230
80 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$40,770
200
81 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$40,690
50
82 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$40,580
130
83 Salem, Oregon
$40,080
50
84 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$39,950
210
85 Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$39,890
50
86 Knoxville, Tennessee
$39,880
80
87 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$39,800
300
88 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$39,620
30
89 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$39,560
180
90 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$39,450
n/a
91 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$39,360
300
92 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$39,180
90
93 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$39,170
170
94 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$39,090
270
95 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$38,980
90
96 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$38,960
130
97 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$38,900
40
98 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$38,620
30
99 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$38,310
70
100 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$38,260
180
See also: Highest paying industries for earth drillers, except oil and gas.