Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,340
25th Percentile Wage
$34,250
50th Percentile Wage
$38,930
75th Percentile Wage
$49,180
90th Percentile Wage
$59,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,340.

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
$38,930
-3.62% 9.68%
2016
$40,340
-6.35% -
2015
$42,900
2.03% -
2014
$42,030
9.90% -
2013
$37,870
7.16% -
2012
$35,160
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of Tennessee ranges from $36,950 to $53,060. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $53,060. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $41,370). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$53,060
Chattanooga
$41,370
Knoxville
$39,880
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$39,700
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,150
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$36,950




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