Oil and gas rotary drill operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $72,340
Alabama $38,340
Arkansas $43,400
Arizona $45,000
California $62,950
Colorado $50,180
Florida $41,030
Georgia $31,440
Illinois $44,210
Indiana $71,540
Kansas $48,129
Louisiana $48,940
Maryland $55,060
Michigan $38,190
Minnesota $56,660
Mississippi $83,660
Montana $46,460
North Dakota $64,350
New Mexico $37,940
New York $50,350
Ohio $45,320
Oklahoma $52,100
Pennsylvania $53,310
Texas $54,440
Utah $58,180
Virginia $52,400
West Virginia $54,300
Wyoming $60,370

How do oil and gas rotary drill operator salaries compare to similar careers?

Oil and gas rotary drill operators earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than wellhead pumpers but more than riggers.

Career Median Salary
Wellhead pumper salary $55K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $58K
Avionics technician salary $54K
Tool and die maker salary $54K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $54K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $55K
Millwright salary $56K
Wind turbine services technician salary $53K
Mining machine operator salary $55K
Rigger salary $51K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)