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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,480
25th Percentile Wage
$35,220
50th Percentile Wage
$44,360
75th Percentile Wage
$57,900
90th Percentile Wage
$75,880

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 $75,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,480. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 157% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201644,3600.27%8.05%
201544,2401.58%-
201443,5402.16%-
201342,6004.25%-
201240,790--

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

The average salaries of earth drillers, except oil and gas in 7 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 $55,390. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $39,220).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$55,390
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,410
Mining
$47,140
Manufacturing
$46,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,810
Construction
$42,830
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,220

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 $65,950. The highest paying state for earth drillers, except oil and gas is Oregon with a median annual salary of $65,950. 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
Oregon
$65,950
Vermont
$62,560
Nevada
$61,310
California
$59,110
Illinois
$58,420
Washington
$57,490
New Jersey
$57,080
New York
$56,900
Alaska
$55,470
Hawaii
$55,000
Massachusetts
$54,400
Montana
$50,630
Louisiana
$50,600
Utah
$50,280
Missouri
$50,270
North Dakota
$50,170
Connecticut
$49,060
Idaho
$49,060
Colorado
$48,960
Wisconsin
$48,280
Arizona
$46,600
Wyoming
$45,570
Maryland
$45,440
Indiana
$45,000
New Hampshire
$44,890
Minnesota
$44,760
New Mexico
$43,990
Virginia
$43,690
Ohio
$42,190
Kansas
$42,110
Pennsylvania
$41,980
Kentucky
$41,060
West Virginia
$40,570
Michigan
$40,430
Tennessee
$40,340
Iowa
$40,320
North Carolina
$39,690
South Carolina
$39,020
Texas
$39,000
Oklahoma
$38,210
Alabama
$37,950
South Dakota
$37,200
Arkansas
$37,190
Maine
$36,900
Georgia
$36,650
Florida
$35,720
Nebraska
$34,840
Mississippi
$32,930
Puerto Rico
$19,620


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