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Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,360
25th Percentile Wage
$39,220
50th Percentile Wage
$48,520
75th Percentile Wage
$61,800
90th Percentile Wage
$77,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $77,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid rotary drill operators, oil and gas is $29,360.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,520
-3.73% 24.77%
2016
$50,330
6.52% -
2015
$47,050
5.63% -
2014
$44,400
17.84% -
2013
$36,480
-0.05% -
2012
$36,500
- -

Compare Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in five industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry with an annual salary $79,470. The lowest paying industry is the engineering services industry (annual salary $46,440). For detailed rotary drill operator, oil and gas salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$79,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$47,420
Testing Laboratories
$46,860
Engineering Services
$46,440

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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