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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 2017 [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
$36,680 320
2 New Jersey
$83,320
$65,160 70
3 California
$68,530
$40,940 1,200
4 Alaska
$68,430
$49,710 380
5 Wyoming
$63,020
$38,540 280
6 North Dakota
$61,830
$37,220 940
7 Colorado
$59,630
$38,870 880
8 Louisiana
$57,300
$33,550 1,060
9 Utah
$54,440
$36,160 270
10 Pennsylvania
$53,920
$30,230 1,070
11 Oklahoma
$52,610
$30,270 1,980
12 Texas
$52,090
$30,400 6,510
13 Maryland
$50,100
$32,540 90
14 Arkansas
$48,340
$18,490 40
15 Tennessee
$47,430
$26,610 30
16 Illinois
$46,890
$35,150 170
17 Montana
$46,460
$32,270 40
18 West Virginia
$45,330
$30,340 300
19 Florida
$44,700
$32,460 100
20 Arizona
$44,350
$27,990 120
21 Virginia
$43,130
$33,340 80
22 Michigan
$42,920
$26,020 80
23 New Mexico
$42,350
$27,190 560
24 Ohio
$41,950
$27,630 260
25 Kansas
$39,870
$33,080 220
26 Missouri
$38,610
$28,680 50
27 Kentucky
$36,480
$27,550 100
28 Alabama
$35,840
$26,930 80

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.

See also: Highest paying industries for rotary drill operators, oil and gas, Top Paying Jobs in America.