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 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,380
25th Percentile Wage
$35,810
50th Percentile Wage
$41,980
75th Percentile Wage
$49,100
90th Percentile Wage
$59,070

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 $59,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.57
25th Percentile Wage
$17.22
50th Percentile Wage
$20.18
75th Percentile Wage
$23.60
90th Percentile Wage
$28.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.40. The median hourly salary is $20.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.57.

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
201641,980-1.74%9.86%
201542,7103.47%-
201441,2301.33%-
201340,6806.98%-
201237,840--

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 $38,310 to $60,070. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $60,070. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $51,030). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$60,070
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$51,030
Lancaster
$47,800
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$43,810
Williamsport
$42,430
Pittsburgh
$40,770
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$40,580
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,900
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,310


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