Derrick operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Derrick operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $78,720
Pennsylvania $74,940
North Dakota $61,020
Wyoming $60,790
Louisiana $60,630
Utah $60,630
New Mexico $59,740
West Virginia $53,040
California $50,330
Ohio $48,300
Montana $48,110
Oklahoma $48,060
Texas $46,900
Mississippi $44,050
Arkansas $42,790
Michigan $42,000
Colorado $39,750
Illinois $37,870
Kansas $36,750

How do derrick operator salaries compare to similar careers?

Derrick operators earn about the same as related careers in Alaska. On average, they make less than commercial divers but more than radio mechanics.

Career Median Salary
Commercial diver salary $69K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $77K
Geothermal technician salary $81K
Facility maintenance mechanic salary $79K
Power plant operator salary $78K
Derrick operator salary $79K
Rigger salary $75K
Millwright salary $76K
Aircraft mechanic salary $76K
Radio mechanic salary $61K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)