Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas (47-5012)

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).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 163 192 17.79 5 20 28
United States 19300 22100 0.0 600 2300 3200
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 28.34 16.15 20.57 25.88 34.51 43.57
Alaska 38.38 18.68 31.52 39.13 47.09 51.07
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 45.49 25.44 41.37 45.77 50.08 54.73
Balance of State 33.56 17.30 24.97 35.18 42.46 48.78

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.