Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,320
25th Percentile Wage
$46,030
50th Percentile Wage
$59,980
75th Percentile Wage
$89,250
90th Percentile Wage
$106,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,320.

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
$59,980
4.15% 15.74%
2016
$57,490
-0.68% -
2015
$57,880
0.10% -
2014
$57,820
4.19% -
2013
$55,400
8.77% -
2012
$50,540
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of earth drillers, except oil and gas in state of Washington ranges from $41,780 to $68,090. The highest paying area for earth drillers, except oil and gas in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $68,090. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Tacoma (mean annual salary $64,930). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $41,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$68,090
Tacoma
$64,930
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$51,970
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$48,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$46,330
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$45,900
Spokane
$41,780




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