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Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$77,860
75th Percentile Wage
$52,190
50th Percentile Wage
$35,030
25th Percentile Wage
$28,420
10th Percentile Wage
$25,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $25,710.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$37.43
75th Percentile Wage
$25.09
50th Percentile Wage
$16.84
25th Percentile Wage
$13.66
10th Percentile Wage
$12.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.43. The median hourly salary is $16.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.36.

Table 3. Compare Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $35,030, Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is the lowest paying city for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in state of Pennsylvania, following city of Pittsburgh (median annual salary of $43,880). In comparison, the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 20.2 percent (20.2%) lower than that in the highest paying city Pittsburgh.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pittsburgh
$43,880
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,080
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$38,200
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,030

Table 4. Comparison of Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and the Nation

From Table 4, notice that the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is lower than the salary statistics of both state of Pennsylvania and the United States. Specifically, the median salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area ($35,030) is 19.7 percent (19.7%) lower than that in Pennsylvania ($43,640) and 34.1 percent (34.1%) lower than that in the United States ($53,160).

Region Median annual Salary
USA
$53,160
Pennsylvania
$43,640
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,030

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