Training Requirements for Rotary Drill Operators, Oil And Gas

Rotary drill operators, oil and gas need no formal educational credential and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Rotary drill operators, oil and gas
Percent
Less than High School 20.4
High School 46.3
Some College 22.7
Associates Degree 3.2
Bachelors Degree 6.4
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4

Employment Outlook for Rotary Drill Operators, Oil And Gas

This represents about 27,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more rotary drill operators, oil and gas but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 13,000 more.

Typical Income for Rotary Drill Operators, Oil And Gas

Hourly Income

On average,rotary drill operators, oil and gas make $27.47 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas $14.97 $19.54 $26.17 $33.72 $41.91
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Extraction workers $13.45 $16.55 $21.34 $27.90 $35.28
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining $15.48 $18.45 $23.90 $30.53 $38.96
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, rotary drill operators, oil and gas make $57,140 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas $31,140 $40,650 $54,430 $70,140 $87,170
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Extraction workers $27,980 $34,430 $44,390 $58,020 $73,370
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining $32,190 $38,380 $49,720 $63,500 $81,040
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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