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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,950
25th Percentile Wage
$37,610
50th Percentile Wage
$48,610
75th Percentile Wage
$62,570
90th Percentile Wage
$79,770

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 $79,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,950. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 149% 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 service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,6107.43%13.66%
201545,0000.07%-
201444,9704.85%-
201342,7901.92%-
201241,970--

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 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 service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $57,210. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $39,240).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$57,210
Manufacturing
$50,930
Mining
$48,420
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$47,140
Wholesale Trade
$42,530
Construction
$41,720
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,240

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 $24,710 to $70,420. The highest paying state for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining is Alaska with a median annual salary of $70,420. The lowest paying state is Indiana with a median annual salary of $24,710. 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
$70,420
Virginia
$58,760
California
$57,370
Louisiana
$56,880
Utah
$56,350
Montana
$55,810
Nevada
$55,080
Wyoming
$54,990
North Dakota
$52,820
Arkansas
$50,360
Alabama
$49,030
Texas
$47,590
New Mexico
$47,370
Pennsylvania
$45,640
Kentucky
$45,000
Colorado
$44,150
Kansas
$43,490
Oklahoma
$42,730
Mississippi
$42,240
Michigan
$40,880
New York
$39,530
Ohio
$38,850
West Virginia
$38,240
Florida
$37,900
Nebraska
$37,020
Illinois
$34,200
Indiana
$24,710


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