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

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

Average Annual Salary of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,380
25th Percentile Wage
$39,920
50th Percentile Wage
$64,730
75th Percentile Wage
$76,480
90th Percentile Wage
$92,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the industry sector of construction. 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 $92,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid rotary drill operators, oil and gas is $33,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201664,73034.14%33.69%
201542,630-3.61%-
201444,170-1.11%-
201344,6603.90%-
201242,920--

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

The average salaries of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in four industries in the construction 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 heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $69,050. The lowest paying industry is the other specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $42,450). For detailed rotary drill operator, oil and gas salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$69,050
Utility System Construction
$68,540
Specialty Trade Contractors
$45,350
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$42,450

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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