Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

5.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
57%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
26.4%
by 2030
WAGES
$53,820
or $25.87 hourly
VOLUME
15,650
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 57% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Assisting and Caring for Others
Key
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas' job openings is expected to rise 26.4% by 2030
'Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas' was $53,820, or $25.87 hourly
'Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas' are paid 28.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 15,650 people employed as Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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