Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rotary drill operators, oil and gas among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,630
25th Percentile Wage
$42,990
50th Percentile Wage
$56,310
75th Percentile Wage
$64,380
90th Percentile Wage
$78,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, 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 $78,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,310
4.24% 25.43%
2016
$53,920
4.17% -
2015
$51,670
15.54% -
2014
$43,640
-2.70% -
2013
$44,820
6.31% -
2012
$41,990
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $35,030 to $57,920. The highest paying area for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Pennsylvania is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,920. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Williamsport (mean annual salary $56,020). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$57,920
Williamsport
$56,020
Pittsburgh
$55,550
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$53,410
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$35,030




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