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Drilling Rig Operator Salary

How much does a Drilling Rig Operator make in the United States?
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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)

Education

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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.

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