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$70,552

Average Base Salary

$34/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$1,348

Average Bonus
The average drilling rig operator salary in District of Columbia, United States is $70,552 or an hourly rate of $34. This is 12% higher (+$7,428) than the average drilling rig operator salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,348.
Salary by Experience

$51,146

Entry Level Salary

$84,988

Senior Level Salary
An entry level drilling rig operator (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $51,146. On the other end, a senior level drilling rig operator (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $84,988.

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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).
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