Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

in Massachusetts

Operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. May use explosives. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.

Occupation Projection for Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
475021  Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 231 267 36 15.58 % 20 30 High school diploma or equivalent 

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Projected 2026 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    190  80 % 210  79 % 20  14 % $56,870
Specialty Trade Contractors    160  67 % 180  66 % 20  13 % $57,860
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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