Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for earth drillers, except oil and gas in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of earth drillers, except oil and gas amongst Pennsylvania metropolitan 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,200
25th Percentile Wage
$35,980
50th Percentile Wage
$42,380
75th Percentile Wage
$50,350
90th Percentile Wage
$60,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,200.

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
$42,380
0.94% 10.71%
2016
$41,980
-1.74% -
2015
$42,710
3.47% -
2014
$41,230
1.33% -
2013
$40,680
6.98% -
2012
$37,840
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $34,590 to $65,940. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $65,940. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Lancaster (mean annual salary $48,960). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$65,940
Lancaster
$48,960
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$48,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$48,060
Reading
$44,110
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$43,810
Williamsport
$42,430
State College
$40,130
Pittsburgh
$39,540
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,510
York-Hanover
$39,290
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,900
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$38,820
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$35,550
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,590




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