Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for earth drillers, except oil and gas in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of earth drillers, except oil and gas among New Mexico 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 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in New Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,750
25th Percentile Wage
$35,000
50th Percentile Wage
$39,980
75th Percentile Wage
$50,700
90th Percentile Wage
$71,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,750.

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
$39,980
-10.03% 5.30%
2016
$43,990
3.89% -
2015
$42,280
1.66% -
2014
$41,580
6.59% -
2013
$38,840
2.52% -
2012
$37,860
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of New Mexico ranges from $35,720 to $41,550. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in New Mexico is Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,550. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $37,840). The lowest paying area is Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$41,550
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$37,840
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$35,720




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