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Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $23.49
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas *

Area Low Median High
U S
$17.59 $21.73 $27.50
Minnesota
$19.56 $23.49 $28.37
Central Minnesota
$16.26 $19.83 $36.75
Northeast Minnesota
$21.59 $26.28 $30.19
Northwest Minnesota
$19.37 $22.44 $25.76
Southeast Minnesota
$17.46 $22.95 $33.82
Southwest Minnesota
$21.62 $24.61 $31.23
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$21.27 $25.28 $28.72

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 560 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 729 new Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 18,900 21,500 2,600 13.7%
Minnesota 529 647 118 22.3%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 69 97 28 40.6%
Northeast Minnesota 92 113 21 22.8%
Northwest Minnesota 161 186 25 15.5%
Southwest Minnesota 40 48 8 20%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 147 163 16 10.9%


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