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Highest Paying States for Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $65,950, Oregon is the highest paying state for earth drillers, except oil and gas. It is followed by Vermont (average annual salary $62,560). 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 state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Oregon
$65,950
$36,410 110
2 Vermont
$62,560
$36,090 40
3 Nevada
$61,310
$37,220 570
4 California
$59,110
$31,240 1,760
5 Illinois
$58,420
$33,390 360
6 Washington
$57,490
$35,270 300
7 New Jersey
$57,080
$31,630 520
8 New York
$56,900
$36,400 460
9 Alaska
$55,470
$42,490 150
10 Hawaii
$55,000
$42,850 40
11 Massachusetts
$54,400
$29,530 140
12 Montana
$50,630
$31,420 140
13 Louisiana
$50,600
$37,720 480
14 Utah
$50,280
$38,180 210
15 Missouri
$50,270
$32,320 250
16 North Dakota
$50,170
$34,140 260
17 Connecticut
$49,060
$32,930 50
18 Idaho
$49,060
$27,120 150
19 Colorado
$48,960
$36,650 450
20 Wisconsin
$48,280
$31,340 280
21 Arizona
$46,600
$33,760 520
22 Wyoming
$45,570
$35,790 140
23 Maryland
$45,440
$28,820 460
24 Indiana
$45,000
$31,490 350
25 New Hampshire
$44,890
$33,490 130
26 Minnesota
$44,760
$29,210 560
27 New Mexico
$43,990
$29,330 220
28 Virginia
$43,690
$30,090 300
29 Ohio
$42,190
$29,830 440
30 Kansas
$42,110
$30,270 50
31 Pennsylvania
$41,980
$32,380 930
32 Kentucky
$41,060
$33,370 250
33 West Virginia
$40,570
$24,500 260
34 Michigan
$40,430
$30,870 610
35 Tennessee
$40,340
$27,890 280
36 Iowa
$40,320
$28,370 150
37 North Carolina
$39,690
$28,820 570
38 South Carolina
$39,020
$23,060 160
39 Texas
$39,000
$26,320 2,110
40 Oklahoma
$38,210
$24,780 380
41 Alabama
$37,950
$26,730 200
42 South Dakota
$37,200
$28,250 100
43 Arkansas
$37,190
$25,680 40
44 Maine
$36,900
$32,010 100
45 Georgia
$36,650
$26,230 400
46 Florida
$35,720
$26,910 1,660
47 Nebraska
$34,840
$23,930 220
48 Mississippi
$32,930
$26,430 160
49 Puerto Rico
$19,620
$16,310 50

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of earth drillers, except oil and gas in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for earth drillers, except oil and gas, Top Paying Jobs in America.