Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Mississippi

The average annual and hourly salaries for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the state of Mississippi are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rotary drill operators, oil and gas among Mississippi 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,680
25th Percentile Wage
$45,800
50th Percentile Wage
$83,660
75th Percentile Wage
$100,110
90th Percentile Wage
$151,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $151,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$83,660
-0.75% 47.51%
2015
$84,290
5.17% -
2014
$79,930
42.10% -
2013
$46,280
5.12% -
2012
$43,910
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in state of Mississippi ranges from $47,220 to $89,380. The highest paying area for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Mississippi is Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $89,380. The lowest paying area is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$89,380
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$47,220




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