Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

General Information

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit95.35%
  2. Self-employed2.46%
  3. Private, not for profit1.15%
  4. State and local government0.66%
  5. Federal government0.14%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Support Activities for Mining
  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$64,140

State-by-state Salary

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$70,150
$34,790
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 31%
  • High school 28%
  • Some college 22%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Bachelor's degree 8%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Education and Training
  • Mathematics
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Chemistry

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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