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Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators

Set up or operate a variety of drills to remove underground oil or gas.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$37.69 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  26.4%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Operate detonation equipment.
  • Operate drilling equipment.
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