Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for earth drillers, except oil and gas in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of earth drillers, except oil and gas amongst Virginia 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 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,590
25th Percentile Wage
$34,610
50th Percentile Wage
$45,880
75th Percentile Wage
$57,710
90th Percentile Wage
$64,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,590.

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
$45,880
4.77% 20.77%
2016
$43,690
-2.36% -
2015
$44,720
12.59% -
2014
$39,090
2.76% -
2013
$38,010
4.37% -
2012
$36,350
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of Virginia ranges from $26,800 to $57,880. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $57,880. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $56,870). The lowest paying area is Lynchburg with a median annual salary of $26,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$57,880
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$56,870
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$55,990
Richmond
$47,280
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$46,570
Charlottesville
$42,050
Roanoke
$35,250
Lynchburg
$26,800




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