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Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information

The salary statistics of earth drillers, except oil and gas are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of earth drillers, except oil and gas within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The earth drillers, except oil and gas annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,960
25th Percentile Wage
$35,270
50th Percentile Wage
$43,850
75th Percentile Wage
$56,330
90th Percentile Wage
$71,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) earth drillers, except oil and gas is $71,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,960. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 140% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$43,850
-1.16% 6.98%
2016
$44,360
0.27% -
2015
$44,240
1.58% -
2014
$43,540
2.16% -
2013
$42,600
4.25% -
2012
$40,790
- -

Table 2. Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of earth drillers, except oil and gas in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for earth drillers, except oil and gas occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $56,800. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $41,860).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$56,800
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,860
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,780
Wholesale Trade
$48,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,460
Manufacturing
$46,000
Mining
$45,410
Construction
$43,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,860

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas by States

From the above tables we note that not only earth drillers, except oil and gas salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,620 to $67,910. The highest paying state for earth drillers, except oil and gas is Vermont with a median annual salary of $67,910. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,620. For more salary information of earth drillers, except oil and gas profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Vermont
$67,910
New Jersey
$63,800
New York
$60,010
Washington
$59,980
Nevada
$58,580
Massachusetts
$57,370
Alaska
$56,680
Hawaii
$55,000
Montana
$54,780
Oregon
$54,730
Louisiana
$53,970
Idaho
$52,150
California
$51,120
North Dakota
$49,780
New Hampshire
$48,100
Colorado
$47,810
Minnesota
$46,470
Wisconsin
$46,440
Arizona
$45,990
Wyoming
$45,960
Connecticut
$45,920
Virginia
$45,880
Indiana
$45,390
Missouri
$45,310
Delaware
$43,990
Iowa
$43,470
Kansas
$43,030
Pennsylvania
$42,380
South Carolina
$42,360
Utah
$42,250
Ohio
$41,960
Maryland
$41,660
Illinois
$41,420
North Carolina
$41,390
Oklahoma
$40,730
New Mexico
$39,980
Michigan
$39,860
Kentucky
$39,770
Arkansas
$39,590
Tennessee
$38,930
South Dakota
$37,620
Maine
$37,160
Nebraska
$37,050
Florida
$37,010
Alabama
$36,640
West Virginia
$36,270
Texas
$36,200
Georgia
$35,660
Mississippi
$35,060
Puerto Rico
$19,620



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