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Rotary Drill Operators in Oklahoma

Considering a career as a Rotary Drill Operator in Oklahoma?

22.6% Jobs Projection
$52,100 Median Salary
290 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Rotary Drill Operators in Oklahoma are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Rotary Drill Operators in Oklahoma is growing faster than average.

  • Rotary Drill Operators in Oklahoma earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Rotary Drill Operators Work in Oklahoma?

In 2018, there were 2,610 Rotary Drill Operators working in the state.

There were 1,800 Rotary Drill Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 810 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 280 Rotary Drill Operators working in it, which means Oklahoma has more Rotary Drill Operators than average.


Job Projections for Oklahoma

Jobs for Rotary Drill Operators in this state are growing at a rate of 22.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 24.6%.


Oklahoma Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 290 annual job openings, and a total of 2,330 jobs for Oklahoma Rotary Drill Operators in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,600 annual jobs and 20,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Rotary Drill Operators Make in Oklahoma?

In 2018 wages for Rotary Drill Operators ranged from $34,410 to $94,590 with $52,100 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.54 to $45.48. The median hourly rate was $25.05.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $25.4 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.35.

The median salary in Oklahoma is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Oklahoma Metros for Rotary Drill Operators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Rotary Drill Operators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City, OK 1,380 $64,680
Tulsa, OK 320 $45,930

Top States for Rotary Drill Operators Employment

View the list below to see where most Rotary Drill Operators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 6,850 $54,440
Oklahoma 2,610 $52,100
California 1,430 $62,950
Louisiana 980 $48,940
New Mexico 930 $37,940
Pennsylvania 820 $53,310
North Dakota 750 $64,350
Colorado 610 $50,180
West Virginia 330 $54,300
Utah 310 $58,180
Illinois 280 $44,210
Mississippi 280 $0
Wyoming 250 $60,370
Alaska 230 $72,340
Indiana 180 $71,540
Ohio 160 $45,320
Kansas 150 $43,230
Michigan 140 $38,190
Florida 80 $41,030
Georgia 80 $31,440

Below are the states where Rotary Drill Operators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $72,340
Indiana $71,540
North Dakota $64,350
California $62,950
Wyoming $60,370
Utah $58,180
Maryland $55,060
Texas $54,440
West Virginia $54,300
Pennsylvania $53,310

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