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Highest Paying Cities for Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

The top 68 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 2017 [1]. For more salary information of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 68 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 Anchorage, Alaska
$83,430
110
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$77,160
190
5 Greeley, Colorado
$71,830
160
6 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$69,620
80
7 Farmington, New Mexico
$69,490
90
8 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$69,360
640
9 Tyler, Texas
$67,640
40
10 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$66,570
250
11 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$66,420
330
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$63,220
170
13 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$62,470
800
14 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$60,290
640
15 Odessa, Texas
$58,950
160
16 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$58,740
130
17 Longview, Texas
$58,220
80
18 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$57,620
70
19 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$57,000
290
20 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$56,980
280
21 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$56,760
540
22 Lafayette, Louisiana
$56,130
550
23 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$55,820
110
24 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$55,800
160
25 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$55,640
230
26 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$55,610
270
27 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$55,550
290
28 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$55,310
40
29 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$55,170
60
30 Casper, Wyoming
$54,710
110
31 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$53,790
200
32 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$53,750
540
33 Midland, Texas
$53,180
310
34 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$52,510
130
35 Corpus Christi, Texas
$52,030
260
36 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$51,480
280
37 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$51,420
30
38 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$51,180
2,790
39 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$50,750
710
40 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$50,080
n/a
41 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$49,830
420
42 Victoria, Texas
$48,980
40
43 Abilene, Texas
$48,930
60
44 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$48,910
60
45 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$47,020
80
46 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$46,470
90
47 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$46,240
50
48 Fort Smith, Oklahoma
$46,100
n/a
49 Wichita Falls, Texas
$45,790
50
50 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$45,300
240
51 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$44,630
50
52 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$43,470
60
53 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$42,410
50
54 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$41,890
170
55 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$41,650
120
56 Grand Junction, Colorado
$41,500
280
57 Wichita, Kansas
$41,120
40
58 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$41,070
310
59 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$40,110
390
60 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$38,540
460
61 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$37,720
110
62 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$37,270
390
63 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$35,710
100
64 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$35,660
160
65 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$32,150
70
66 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$31,830
n/a
67 Morgantown, West Virginia
$30,280
30
68 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$23,290
50
See also: Highest paying industries for rotary drill operators, oil and gas.