Fracking Pays: Average Marcellus employee earns $76,000

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The Rocket (Slippery Rock Univ.) reports:

…The average core wage for an employee is $76,036, which is about $30,000 higher than the average wage for someone [in Pennsylvania] who is not in the shale industry…

4 thoughts on “Fracking Pays: Average Marcellus employee earns $76,000”

  1. 50+ per week is typical. 60+ not unheard of. You get a lot of overtime in the oil industry, and operators are highly paided for hourly employees to begin with. Factor in a few $100k senior engineers and your average is up to the mid-70s

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