Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rotary drill operators, oil and gas amongst Virginia cities 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 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,650
25th Percentile Wage
$41,300
50th Percentile Wage
$54,410
75th Percentile Wage
$61,940
90th Percentile Wage
$70,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, 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 $70,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,410
20.73% 13.89%
2016
$43,130
4.03% -
2015
$41,390
-45.61% -
2014
$60,270
-1.46% -
2013
$61,150
23.39% -
2012
$46,850
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