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 among Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,320
25th Percentile Wage
$32,610
50th Percentile Wage
$39,000
75th Percentile Wage
$53,990
90th Percentile Wage
$76,200

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 $76,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,320.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.65
25th Percentile Wage
$15.68
50th Percentile Wage
$18.75
75th Percentile Wage
$25.96
90th Percentile Wage
$36.63

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.63. The median hourly salary is $18.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.65.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,000-8.44%13.15%
201542,2909.03%-
201438,4707.43%-
201335,6104.89%-
201233,870--

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 $36,120 to $58,990. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Texas is Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,990. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (mean annual salary $52,170). The lowest paying area is Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$58,990
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$52,170
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$47,340
Odessa
$42,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$39,800
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$39,360
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$38,260
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$37,710
Fort Worth-Arlington
$36,420
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,120



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