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Highest Paying States for Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $83,660, Mississippi is the highest paying state for rotary drill operators, oil and gas. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $83,320). 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 rotary drill operators, oil and gas in a specific state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Mississippi
$83,660
$36,680 270
2 New Jersey
$83,320
$65,160 70
3 Indiana
$70,150
$37,780 50
4 Alaska
$62,200
$46,950 200
5 California
$61,550
$36,170 1,090
6 Wyoming
$61,050
$41,000 200
7 North Dakota
$60,860
$37,400 900
8 Minnesota
$56,660
$36,320 40
9 Pennsylvania
$56,310
$32,630 990
10 Colorado
$56,190
$38,190 990
11 New York
$55,100
$35,330 50
12 Maryland
$54,480
$34,260 90
13 Virginia
$54,410
$34,650 80
14 Louisiana
$54,250
$32,500 670
15 Utah
$53,220
$34,480 180
16 Oklahoma
$52,830
$30,330 1,800
17 New Mexico
$52,540
$28,200 440
18 West Virginia
$52,350
$29,510 250
19 Texas
$52,310
$30,460 5,750
20 Montana
$50,540
$35,610 30
21 Ohio
$50,360
$32,630 260
22 Arkansas
$48,340
$18,490 40
23 Illinois
$46,630
$35,660 170
24 Tennessee
$44,220
$27,920 30
25 Arizona
$44,010
$30,270 110
26 Nevada
$43,800
$39,490 0
27 Florida
$42,370
$27,490 80
28 Nebraska
$42,260
$31,250 40
29 Michigan
$40,130
$27,350 120
30 Kansas
$39,980
$33,150 260
31 Missouri
$38,610
$28,680 50
32 Washington
$36,880
$32,040 30
33 Alabama
$36,570
$26,560 60
34 Kentucky
$36,480
$27,550 100
35 Georgia
$34,790
$26,600 50

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

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