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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
$30,290
25th Percentile Wage
$39,800
50th Percentile Wage
$50,330
75th Percentile Wage
$65,700
90th Percentile Wage
$80,050

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 $80,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid rotary drill operators, oil and gas is $30,290.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,3306.52%27.48%
201547,0505.63%-
201444,40017.84%-
201336,480-0.05%-
201236,500--

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 two industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. 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
$50,330

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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