Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rotary drill operators, oil and gas amongst Louisiana cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,550
25th Percentile Wage
$43,320
50th Percentile Wage
$57,300
75th Percentile Wage
$72,790
90th Percentile Wage
$90,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.13
25th Percentile Wage
$20.83
50th Percentile Wage
$27.55
75th Percentile Wage
$34.99
90th Percentile Wage
$43.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.59. The median hourly salary is $27.55. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.13.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,3006.07%3.70%
201553,8200.11%-
201453,7602.06%-
201352,650-4.81%-
201255,180--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in state of Louisiana ranges from $37,720 to $56,980. The highest paying area for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $56,980. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $56,760). The lowest paying area is Shreveport-Bossier City with a median annual salary of $37,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$56,980
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$56,760
Lafayette
$56,130
Shreveport-Bossier City
$37,720


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