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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 $67,910, Vermont is the highest paying state for earth drillers, except oil and gas. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $63,800). 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 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 Vermont
$67,910
$42,750 40
2 New Jersey
$63,800
$36,860 460
3 New York
$60,010
$40,380 380
4 Washington
$59,980
$39,320 190
5 Nevada
$58,580
$40,540 720
6 Massachusetts
$57,370
$37,570 220
7 Alaska
$56,680
$43,330 130
8 Hawaii
$55,000
$42,850 40
9 Montana
$54,780
$32,280 150
10 Oregon
$54,730
$39,230 150
11 Louisiana
$53,970
$40,110 300
12 Idaho
$52,150
$28,420 140
13 California
$51,120
$33,660 1,790
14 North Dakota
$49,780
$33,740 130
15 New Hampshire
$48,100
$38,360 110
16 Colorado
$47,810
$36,990 320
17 Minnesota
$46,470
$32,900 430
18 Wisconsin
$46,440
$33,400 280
19 Arizona
$45,990
$33,210 570
20 Wyoming
$45,960
$39,580 110
21 Connecticut
$45,920
$33,790 80
22 Virginia
$45,880
$27,590 450
23 Indiana
$45,390
$32,840 410
24 Missouri
$45,310
$33,200 280
25 Delaware
$43,990
$34,250 70
26 Iowa
$43,470
$29,190 160
27 Kansas
$43,030
$31,340 60
28 Pennsylvania
$42,380
$32,200 760
29 South Carolina
$42,360
$29,900 160
30 Utah
$42,250
$32,840 310
31 Ohio
$41,960
$31,630 650
32 Maryland
$41,660
$29,180 400
33 Illinois
$41,420
$32,420 200
34 North Carolina
$41,390
$29,630 540
35 Oklahoma
$40,730
$22,940 320
36 New Mexico
$39,980
$31,750 70
37 Michigan
$39,860
$28,840 640
38 Kentucky
$39,770
$30,870 190
39 Arkansas
$39,590
$29,680 70
40 Tennessee
$38,930
$31,340 240
41 South Dakota
$37,620
$27,410 120
42 Maine
$37,160
$29,190 130
43 Nebraska
$37,050
$28,590 280
44 Florida
$37,010
$28,100 1,570
45 Alabama
$36,640
$27,640 260
46 West Virginia
$36,270
$24,660 140
47 Texas
$36,200
$25,490 2,000
48 Georgia
$35,660
$25,640 320
49 Mississippi
$35,060
$22,870 60
50 Puerto Rico
$19,620
$16,310 50
See also: Highest paying industries for earth drillers, except oil and gas, Top Paying Jobs in America.