Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
48%
risk level
POLLING
52%
Based on 12 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
17.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$55,260
or $26.57 per hour
Volume
12,190
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.1/10

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Automation risk

48% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

52% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 48% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas' job openings is expected to rise 17.6% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas' was $55,260, or $26 per hour

'Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas' were paid 19.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 12,190 people employed as 'Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 12 thousand people are employed as 'Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas'.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 47-5012.00

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