The salary statistics of extraction workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of extraction workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of extraction workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The extraction workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$28,400|
|25th Percentile Wage||$34,540|
|50th Percentile Wage||$44,070|
|75th Percentile Wage||$57,380|
|90th Percentile Wage||$71,450|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for extraction workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) extraction workers is $71,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,400. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 151% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of extraction workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of extraction workers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for extraction workers occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $59,020. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $27,060).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
The average annual salary of extraction worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas|| |
|Roof Bolters, Mining|| |
|Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters|| |
|Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators|| |
|Roustabouts, Oil and Gas|| |
|Mining Machine Operators|| |
|Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining|| |
|Other Mining Machine Operators|| |
|Continuous Mining Machine Operators|| |
|Other Extraction Workers|| |
|Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas|| |
|Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining|| |
|Extraction Workers Helpers|| |
|Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas|| |
|Rock Splitters, Quarry|| |