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Highest Paying Industries for Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

The top 41 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $61,390, wholesale trade is the highest paying industry for earth drillers, except oil and gas. It is followed by utilities industry (average annual salary $59,980). 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 earth drillers, except oil and gas in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 41 Highest Paying Industries for Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Wholesale Trade
$61,390
n/a
2 Utilities
$59,980
90
3 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$55,710
50
4 Metal Ore Mining
$54,330
1,000
5 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,150
2,560
6 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,140
60
7 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$50,130
60
8 Coal Mining
$50,030
400
9 Specialty Trade Contractors
$48,270
2,830
10 Administrative and Support Services
$47,000
70
11 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$46,540
340
12 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$46,360
2,360
13 Mining
$45,730
6,930
14 Support Activities for Mining
$45,280
4,280
15 Oil and Gas Extraction
$45,220
290
16 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$44,790
140
17 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$44,790
40
18 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$44,590
140
19 Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,590
140
20 Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$44,150
40
21 Engineering Services
$44,140
960
22 Manufacturing
$44,090
100
23 Temporary Help Services
$43,570
50
24 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,390
130
25 State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,870
80
26 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$42,530
1,320
27 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,320
80
28 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$42,050
480
29 Construction
$41,870
9,990
30 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$41,350
960
31 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,170
1,680
32 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$40,670
220
33 Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$40,520
60
34 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,520
60
35 Employment Services
$40,440
50
36 Building Equipment Contractors
$40,100
270
37 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$40,000
7,140
38 Utility System Construction
$39,690
6,630
39 Testing Laboratories
$38,910
330
40 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$37,750
n/a
41 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$37,340
350
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