Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of earth drillers, except oil and gas in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare earth drillers, except oil and gas salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,520
25th Percentile Wage
$36,340
50th Percentile Wage
$45,410
75th Percentile Wage
$59,060
90th Percentile Wage
$76,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except 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) earth drillers, except oil and gas is $76,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid earth drillers, except oil and gas is $30,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,410
-3.81% 5.18%
2016
$47,140
0.21% -
2015
$47,040
2.78% -
2014
$45,730
-0.94% -
2013
$46,160
6.72% -
2012
$43,060
- -

Compare Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of earth drillers, except oil and gas in eight 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 earth drillers, except oil and gas occupations is the metal ore mining industry with an annual salary $57,820. The lowest paying industry is the coal mining industry (annual salary $40,320). For detailed earth drillers, except oil and gas salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Metal Ore Mining
$57,820
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$45,760
Support Activities for Mining
$45,240
Support Activities for Mining
$45,240
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$42,630
Oil and Gas Extraction
$41,530
Oil and Gas Extraction
$41,530
Coal Mining
$40,320

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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