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Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operator Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $12.11 $18.49 $31.32
  Annual $25,200 $38,500 $65,100
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove petroleum products from the earth and to find and remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration.