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
$29,040
25th Percentile Wage
$34,460
50th Percentile Wage
$42,830
75th Percentile Wage
$56,550
90th Percentile Wage
$75,710

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 $75,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid earth drillers, except oil and gas is $29,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,8300.89%9.25%
201542,4501.37%-
201441,8704.20%-
201340,1103.09%-
201238,870--

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 nine 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 highway, street, and bridge construction industry with an annual salary $50,420. The lowest paying industry is the building equipment contractors industry (annual salary $39,720). For detailed earth drillers, except oil and gas salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$50,420
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$47,790
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$47,570
Specialty Trade Contractors
$47,230
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$44,770
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$41,690
Utility System Construction
$41,380
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$40,600
Building Equipment Contractors
$39,720

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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