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Highest Paying Cities for Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

The top 100 highest paying cities for rotary drill operators, 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 rotary drill operators, oil and gas in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $89,380, Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi is the highest paying city for rotary drill operators, oil and gas. It is followed by Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming (average annual salary $85,830). 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 rotary drill operators, oil and gas in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$89,380
50
2 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$85,830
330
3 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$81,680
170
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$77,160
190
5 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$70,280
150
6 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$69,620
80
7 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$69,320
n/a
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$69,290
290
9 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$69,130
50
10 Anchorage, Alaska
$69,110
50
11 Tyler, Texas
$67,640
40
12 San Angelo, Texas
$66,640
n/a
13 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$65,430
330
14 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$65,420
40
15 Odessa, Texas
$63,090
110
16 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$62,270
160
17 Salt Lake City, Utah
$61,740
60
18 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$61,670
710
19 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$61,650
140
20 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$61,000
720
21 Farmington, New Mexico
$60,290
60
22 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$59,740
170
23 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$58,740
130
24 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$58,270
580
25 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$57,920
150
26 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$57,730
530
27 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$57,620
70
28 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$57,000
290
29 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$56,980
280
30 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$56,760
540
31 Williamsport, Pennsylvania
$56,020
110
32 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$55,820
110
33 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$55,640
230
34 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$55,550
310
35 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$55,310
40
36 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$55,170
60
37 Casper, Wyoming
$55,050
80
38 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$53,590
60
39 Corpus Christi, Texas
$53,470
160
40 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$53,420
160
41 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$53,410
220
42 Midland, Texas
$53,180
360
43 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$52,890
140
44 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$52,430
2,590
45 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$52,180
60
46 Longview, Texas
$51,970
80
47 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$51,420
30
48 Lafayette, Louisiana
$50,720
340
49 Grand Junction, Colorado
$50,690
280
50 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$50,550
290
51 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$50,200
350
52 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$50,140
380
53 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$50,080
n/a
54 Victoria, Texas
$48,980
40
55 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$48,950
70
56 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$48,910
60
57 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$48,520
170
58 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$47,820
310
59 Abilene, Texas
$47,290
50
60 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$47,220
80
61 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$46,830
50
62 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$46,240
50
63 Fort Smith, Oklahoma
$46,100
n/a
64 Wichita Falls, Texas
$45,790
50
65 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$45,070
80
66 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$44,810
70
67 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$44,510
50
68 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$43,430
100
69 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$42,570
110
70 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$42,410
50
71 Greeley, Colorado
$42,050
160
72 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$41,860
40
73 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$41,800
40
74 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$41,650
120
75 Wichita, Kansas
$41,120
40
76 Enid, USA
$41,100
n/a
77 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$41,070
310
78 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$39,910
40
79 South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$39,870
60
80 Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area, USA
$39,630
n/a
81 Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area, USA
$38,480
140
82 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$37,720
110
83 Kansas City, Missouri
$35,760
30
84 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$35,710
100
85 East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$35,130
40
86 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$35,030
290
87 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$32,740
50
88 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$32,290
280
89 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$31,830
n/a
90 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$30,490
30
91 Morgantown, West Virginia
$30,280
30
92 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$29,890
30
93 Columbus, Ohio
$29,690
n/a
94 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$23,290
50
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