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How much does an Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator make in the United States?

Average Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Hourly Wage in the United States

Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators earn a median hourly wage of $26.11. Hourly wages typically start from $14.59 and go up to $44.65.

Average Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Yearly Salary in the United States

Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators earn a median salary of $54,310 per year. Salaries typically start from $30,360 and go up to $92,870.

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Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Earnings by Seniority

Top End Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Earnings

The highest earning Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators in the United States earn:

$44.65
an hour
$92,870
per year
Senior Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Earnings

Senior Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators in the United States earn:

$34.51
an hour
$71,790
per year
Experienced Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Earnings

Experienced Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators in the United States earn:

$26.11
an hour
$54,310
per year
Junior Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Earnings

Junior Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators in the United States earn:

$18.91
an hour
$39,340
per year
Starting Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Earnings

Starting Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators in the United States earn:

$14.59
an hour
$30,360
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator salary comparison

Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators earn more than 74% percent of Trades careers. Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator salaries are in the bottom 52% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators in the United States

Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Mississippi $40.52 $84,290 # 1
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Alaska $34.40 $71,550 # 2
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in California $34.69 $72,160 # 3
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Texas $26.12 $54,320 # 4
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in North Dakota $28.78 $59,870 # 5
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Wyoming $29.77 $61,920 # 6
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Louisiana $25.88 $53,820 # 7
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Colorado $28.82 $59,950 # 8
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Utah $25.55 $53,150 # 9
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Pennsylvania $24.84 $51,670 # 10
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Minnesota $26.05 $54,170 # 11
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Indiana $25.95 $53,970 # 12
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Montana $23.01 $47,850 # 13
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Florida $22.92 $47,680 # 14
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Oklahoma $25.55 $53,150 # 15
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in New Mexico $21.28 $44,270 # 16
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in West Virginia $20.72 $43,100 # 17
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Arkansas $25.87 $53,820 # 18
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Illinois $20.55 $42,740 # 19
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in New York $25.64 $53,330 # 20
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Arizona $20.36 $42,350 # 21
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Virginia $19.90 $41,390 # 22
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Kansas $20.23 $42,080 # 23
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Michigan $18.03 $37,500 # 24
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Georgia $19.08 $39,680 # 25
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Ohio $19.70 $40,980 # 26
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Washington $17.73 $36,880 # 27
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Alabama $17.72 $36,850 # 28
Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary in Kentucky $17.54 $36,480 # 29
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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