Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for earth drillers, except oil and gas in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of earth drillers, except oil and gas amongst North Carolina 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,820
25th Percentile Wage
$33,980
50th Percentile Wage
$39,690
75th Percentile Wage
$47,790
90th Percentile Wage
$57,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.85
25th Percentile Wage
$16.34
50th Percentile Wage
$19.07
75th Percentile Wage
$22.97
90th Percentile Wage
$27.46

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.46. The median hourly salary is $19.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.85.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,690-4.64%5.82%
201541,5304.53%-
201439,6504.36%-
201337,9201.42%-
201237,380--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of North Carolina ranges from $31,870 to $47,150. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in North Carolina is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $47,150. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $45,630). The lowest paying area is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $31,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greensboro-High Point
$47,150
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,630
Winston-Salem
$38,620
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,810
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,620
Durham-Chapel Hill
$31,870


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