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

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

Average Annual Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,650
25th Percentile Wage
$34,850
50th Percentile Wage
$43,080
75th Percentile Wage
$55,510
90th Percentile Wage
$70,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except 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) earth drillers, except oil and gas is $70,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid earth drillers, except oil and gas is $29,650.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,080
0.58% 9.77%
2016
$42,830
0.89% -
2015
$42,450
1.37% -
2014
$41,870
4.20% -
2013
$40,110
3.09% -
2012
$38,870
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Compare Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of earth drillers, except oil and gas in 13 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 earth drillers, except oil and gas occupations is the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry with an annual salary $116,480. The lowest paying industry is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry (annual salary $40,690). For detailed earth drillers, except oil and gas salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$116,480
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$54,760
Nonresidential Building Construction
$47,300
Specialty Trade Contractors
$46,440
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$46,330
Construction of Buildings
$44,940
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$44,930
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$44,450
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$43,820
Building Equipment Contractors
$42,780
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$42,110
Utility System Construction
$41,800
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$40,690

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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