Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,490
25th Percentile Wage
$30,330
50th Percentile Wage
$36,200
75th Percentile Wage
$44,850
90th Percentile Wage
$58,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,490.

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
$36,200
-7.73% 6.44%
2016
$39,000
-8.44% -
2015
$42,290
9.03% -
2014
$38,470
7.43% -
2013
$35,610
4.89% -
2012
$33,870
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of Texas ranges from $27,780 to $73,400. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Texas is North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $73,400. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $61,340). The lowest paying area is Corpus Christi with a median annual salary of $27,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$73,400
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$61,340
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$52,170
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,390
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$44,340
Fort Worth-Arlington
$42,950
Odessa
$42,070
El Paso
$41,860
Amarillo
$41,080
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$38,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$37,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$37,400
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$36,100
Lubbock
$35,820
Midland
$35,140
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$34,430
Longview
$34,140
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$33,750
College Station-Bryan
$29,280
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$29,040
Corpus Christi
$27,780




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