Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare rotary drill operator, oil and gas salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,550
25th Percentile Wage
$40,710
50th Percentile Wage
$52,970
75th Percentile Wage
$64,750
90th Percentile Wage
$80,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) rotary drill operators, oil and gas is $80,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid rotary drill operators, oil and gas is $31,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,970
-1.76% 6.93%
2016
$53,900
-0.26% -
2015
$54,040
2.04% -
2014
$52,940
2.70% -
2013
$51,510
4.29% -
2012
$49,300
- -

Compare Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in six industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for rotary drill operator, oil and gas occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $61,200. The lowest paying industry is the metal ore mining industry (annual salary $48,540). For detailed rotary drill operator, oil and gas salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$61,200
Oil and Gas Extraction
$61,200
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$52,970
Support Activities for Mining
$51,520
Support Activities for Mining
$51,520
Metal Ore Mining
$48,540

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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