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12: Oil & Gas Drilling Supervisor
Median Salary: $79,997
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +14%
Total Employees: 17,900
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +19%
Rig supervisors coordinate and schedule the activities of rig workers. They typically manage 10 to 20 people on different shifts, and are expected to be experienced in the technical tasks of the job themselves. They are required to train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies.