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Rotary Drill Rig Operator Salary

How much does a Rotary Drill Rig Operator make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Rotary Drill Rig Operator

$54,499 (USD)/yr

$26 (USD)/hr

$888 (USD)/yr

$53,858 (USD)/yr

$26 (USD)/hr

$888 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Operates and prepares portable drilling rig (machine and related equipment) to drill wells. Lengthens stabilizing jackscrews to support and level drill rig. Moves levers to control power-driven winch that raises and extends telescoping derrick.
The average rotary drill rig operator salary in United States is $54,499 or an equivalent hourly rate of $26. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $888. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$40,029 (USD)

$66,531 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$63,179 (USD)

16 %

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

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