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(Except Oil and Gas)
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or $23.20 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Assisting and Caring for Others (60)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (56)
Social Perceptiveness (40)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas' job openings is expected to rise 9.1% by 2031
'Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas' was $48,250, or $23.20 hourly
'Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas' are paid 5.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as earth drillers, except oil and gas?
As of 2021 there were 15,800 people employed as Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas within the United States.
This represents around 0.011% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 8 thousand people are employed as Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas.
Operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap subsurface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.
SOC Code: 47-5023.00
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