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Oil Rig Worker Salary

National Average
$18,500 $75,511 /year $293,500
$36 /hour
National Average
$1,542 $6,292 /month $24,458
$36 /hour
National Average
$356 $1,452 /week $5,644
$36 /hour
National Average
$8.89 $36 /hour $141.11
Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $130,000 $10,833 $2,500 $62
75th Percentile $90,000 $7,500 $1,730 $43
Average $75,511 $6,292 $1,452 $36
25th Percentile $32,000 $2,666 $615 $15
Oil Rig Worker Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

How much does an Oil Rig Worker make?

As of May 16, 2022, the average annual pay for an Oil Rig Worker in the United States is $75,511 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $36.30 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,452/week or $6,293/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $293,500 and as low as $18,500, the majority of Oil Rig Worker salaries currently range between $32,000 (25th percentile) to $90,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $130,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for an Oil Rig Worker varies greatly (by as much as $58,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Oil Rig Worker job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. An Oil Rig Worker in your area makes on average $67,138 per year, or $8,373 (11%) less than the national average annual salary of $75,511. Virginia ranks number 14 out of 50 states nationwide for Oil Rig Worker salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Oil Rig Worker jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as an Oil Rig Worker on ZipRecruiter today.

What are Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Oil Rig Worker Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for an Oil Rig Worker job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Boston, MA and Santa Monica, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Monica, CA beats the national average by $12,371 (16.4%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $14,961 (19.8%) above the $75,511 average.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as an Oil Rig Worker appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between San Mateo, CA and Springfield, MA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for an Oil Rig Worker role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Mateo, CA$90,473$7,539$1,740$43.50
Boston, MA$89,042$7,420$1,712$42.81
Santa Monica, CA$87,883$7,324$1,690$42.25
Renton, WA$87,597$7,300$1,685$42.11
Berkeley, CA$87,219$7,268$1,677$41.93
Daly City, CA$86,974$7,248$1,673$41.81
Lowell, MA$86,208$7,184$1,658$41.45
Richmond, CA$85,084$7,090$1,636$40.91
Newark, NJ$84,862$7,072$1,632$40.80
Springfield, MA$84,291$7,024$1,621$40.52

What are Top 5 Best Paying Related Oil Rig Worker Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Oil Rig Worker job category that pay more per year than a typical Oil Rig Worker salary. Top examples of these roles include: Rig Manager, Drilling Rig Manager, and Rig Consultant.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $25,632 (33.9%) and $79,365 (105.1%) more than the average Oil Rig Worker salary of $75,511. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Oil Rig Worker jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Oil Rig Worker position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Rig Manager$154,876$12,906$2,978$74.46
Drilling Rig Manager$123,017$10,251$2,366$59.14
Rig Consultant$108,775$9,065$2,092$52.30
Director Oil Rig$105,013$8,751$2,019$50.49
Drill Rig Operator$101,143$8,429$1,945$48.63
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.