Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for earth drillers, except oil and gas in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of earth drillers, except oil and gas among Montana areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,280
25th Percentile Wage
$42,980
50th Percentile Wage
$54,780
75th Percentile Wage
$67,440
90th Percentile Wage
$77,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,780
7.58% 19.24%
2016
$50,630
6.93% -
2015
$47,120
-2.70% -
2014
$48,390
10.52% -
2013
$43,300
-2.17% -
2012
$44,240
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in Montana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of Montana ranges from $34,440 to $71,550. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Montana is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,550. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $55,440). The lowest paying area is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$71,550
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$55,440
Billings
$51,280
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$47,220
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$34,440




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