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 among Virginia 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,090
25th Percentile Wage
$35,170
50th Percentile Wage
$43,690
75th Percentile Wage
$55,240
90th Percentile Wage
$63,690

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 $63,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.47
25th Percentile Wage
$16.91
50th Percentile Wage
$21.01
75th Percentile Wage
$26.56
90th Percentile Wage
$30.62

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.62. The median hourly salary is $21.01. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.47.

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
201643,690-2.36%16.80%
201544,72012.59%-
201439,0902.76%-
201338,0104.37%-
201236,350--

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 $35,250 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 $57,740). The lowest paying area is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $35,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$57,880
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$57,740
Richmond
$53,020
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$46,570
Roanoke
$35,250



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