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Highest Paying Industries for Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

The top 22 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $86,190, petroleum and coal products manufacturing is the highest paying industry for rotary drill operators, oil and gas. It is followed by manufacturing industry (average annual salary $84,960). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 22 Highest Paying Industries for Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$86,190
390
2 Manufacturing
$84,960
430
3 Pipeline Transportation
$83,890
50
4 Transportation and Warehousing
$57,720
160
5 Oil and Gas Extraction
$54,920
4,210
6 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$54,580
40
7 Truck Transportation
$54,040
n/a
8 Mining
$52,940
24,990
9 Support Activities for Mining
$52,570
20,740
10 Utility System Construction
$50,350
n/a
11 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$50,350
n/a
12 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$48,110
100
13 Rental and Leasing Services
$48,110
100
14 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$48,110
100
15 Engineering Services
$47,100
60
16 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$45,460
110
17 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,400
170
18 Construction
$44,170
400
19 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$41,180
50
20 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$38,270
n/a
21 Specialty Trade Contractors
$38,270
n/a
22 Testing Laboratories
$37,510
40
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