Salary Data

Drilling Rig Operator Salary

How much does a Drilling Rig Operator make in the United States?
Get the insights on the salary, benefits, education, and job description.
Salary Data for Drilling Rig Operator

$65,356 (USD)/yr

$31 (USD)/hr

$1,248 (USD)/yr

$64,548 (USD)/yr

$31 (USD)/hr

$1,248 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil and gas, or remove core samples for testing during oil and gas exploration. Excludes “Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas” (47-5021).
The average drilling rig operator salary in United States is $65,356 or an equivalent hourly rate of $31. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,248. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$47,074 (USD)

$80,518 (USD)


Are you paid fairly?

Calculate your market salary rate to find out
Calculate Salary

Do you work in HR or Compensation?

Try a Free Demo

Try our professional compensation software to generate detailed salary and cost of living reports.

Try a FREE Demo
Salary Potential

$75,766 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Drilling Rig Operator will increase 16 % over 5 years.

Browse Salary Data for Similar Job Titles
Salary Difference by Location

Schedule Time with a Representative

We'll answer the questions you have and show you our products
See Availability
Jobs That May Interest You
Auger Drill Rig Operator
access_time Posted 11 days ago
account_balance Ready Drill LLC.
location_on Monahans
Complete drilling logs and equipment inspection reports. * Forecasting equipment, tooling and material needs while helping with the procurement of small items when needed. Knowledge, Skills and ...
Directional Bore Rig Operator & Locator
access_time Posted 2 months ago
account_balance DraftPros
location_on Dallas
The Bore Rig/ Horizontal Drilling Operator is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and removal of underground construction. Will operate heavy equipment and tools associated with ...
Drilling Operator
access_time Posted 3 days ago
account_balance Superior Skilled Trades
location_on Indianapolis
NCCCO Drill Rig Operator Certification is preferred. Responsibilities: · Operating, inspecting and maintaining equipment to manufactures specifications · Mobilization in setting up drill sites · ...
Drill Truck Operator
access_time Posted 1 month ago
account_balance Weber Balke Foundation Company
location_on Houston
We are seeking a Drill Truck Operator to join our team! You will be responsible for safely ... Maintain drilling rig and fix small mechanical issues (i.e. replacement of hydraulic hoses, change ...
Oil & Gas Operator
access_time Posted 7 days ago
account_balance Wavsys Oil & Gas
location_on Dickinson
Spooler Operator This is an exceptional opportunity to work with a major nationwide oil & gas ... Summary: Assist Rig crew and Maintenance crew in the preparation of drilling operations ...

Are you an Employer?

Determine the Market Salary Range for Any Position
Try a Free Demo
About The Data
The above data is a sample of data available in ERI's Global Salary Calculator. The Global Salary Calculator provides compensation data for over 45,000 positions in 8,000+ cities in 69 countries. If you need to calculate competitive levels of salaries, incentives and total compensation by industry, organization size and salary planning date, please view a demonstration version of ERI's Salary Assessor, which is used by the majority of the Fortune 500 for salary survey data and compensation planning.

Get a FREE Salary Report

Add up your past jobs, education, and experience and find your market rate