The average annual and hourly salaries for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rotary drill operators, oil and gas among Texas 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$30,460|
|25th Percentile Wage||$41,240|
|50th Percentile Wage||$52,310|
|75th Percentile Wage||$64,160|
|90th Percentile Wage||$79,410|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, 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 $79,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,460.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in state of Texas ranges from $41,070 to $67,640. The highest paying area for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in Texas is Tyler with a median annual salary of $67,640. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is San Angelo (mean annual salary $66,640). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,070.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|San Angelo|| |
|Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Antonio-New Braunfels|| |
|Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Corpus Christi|| |
|Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown|| |
|North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington|| |
|Fort Worth-Arlington|| |
|Wichita Falls|| |
|Beaumont-Port Arthur|| |
|College Station-Bryan|| |
|Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |