Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,410
25th Percentile Wage
$30,720
50th Percentile Wage
$37,620
75th Percentile Wage
$48,190
90th Percentile Wage
$68,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,410.

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
$37,620
1.12% 0.19%
2016
$37,200
4.27% -
2015
$35,610
-0.87% -
2014
$35,920
-6.21% -
2013
$38,150
1.57% -
2012
$37,550
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of South Dakota ranges from $33,760 to $39,590. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in South Dakota is Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,590. The lowest paying area is Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$39,590
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$33,760




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