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Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining Salary Information

The salary statistics of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 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. Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,640
25th Percentile Wage
$38,420
50th Percentile Wage
$48,290
75th Percentile Wage
$61,840
90th Percentile Wage
$78,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining is $78,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,640. Take note 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 service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,290
-0.66% 13.09%
2016
$48,610
7.43% -
2015
$45,000
0.07% -
2014
$44,970
4.85% -
2013
$42,790
1.92% -
2012
$41,970
- -

Table 2. Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in 10 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 service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $63,540. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $44,810).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$60,250
Utilities
$57,170
Transportation and Warehousing
$52,820
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$49,870
Manufacturing
$48,990
Mining
$47,900
Construction
$46,980
Wholesale Trade
$46,010
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,810

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining by States

From the above tables we note that not only service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 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 service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,220 to $67,790. The highest paying state for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining is Alaska with a median annual salary of $67,790. The lowest paying state is Florida with a median annual salary of $30,220. For more salary information of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$67,790
Missouri
$67,230
Virginia
$58,760
North Dakota
$58,050
Kansas
$57,130
California
$56,010
Nevada
$55,080
New Mexico
$54,910
Montana
$54,820
Louisiana
$53,230
Utah
$52,760
Wyoming
$49,990
Arkansas
$49,750
West Virginia
$47,310
Alabama
$47,140
Texas
$46,770
Pennsylvania
$45,740
Mississippi
$45,580
Colorado
$45,060
Kentucky
$42,340
Ohio
$42,330
Oklahoma
$41,930
Tennessee
$41,820
Michigan
$40,330
New York
$39,530
Illinois
$38,950
Nebraska
$37,020
Indiana
$32,120
Florida
$30,220



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