Dearth of Skilled Workers Imperils $100 Billion Projects

Dearth of Skilled Workers Imperils $100 Billion Projects

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A floor hand holds a line from the floor on a drilling rig near Encinal in Webb County, Texas. Skilled and experienced workers such as engineers are earning an average of between $183,000 and $285,000 a year depending on the position and experience level and about $120,000 a year after graduating from college, NES data show.