Rotary Drill Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,510
25th Percentile Wage
$40,570
50th Percentile Wage
$52,350
75th Percentile Wage
$64,150
90th Percentile Wage
$76,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,510.

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
$52,350
13.41% 27.07%
2016
$45,330
4.92% -
2015
$43,100
-13.74% -
2014
$49,020
9.96% -
2013
$44,140
13.50% -
2012
$38,180
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rotary drill operators, oil and gas in state of West Virginia ranges from $30,280 to $50,080. The highest paying area for rotary drill operators, oil and gas in West Virginia is Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,080. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $48,520). The lowest paying area is Morgantown with a median annual salary of $30,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,080
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$48,520
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$41,860
Morgantown
$30,280




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