Derrick operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Derrick operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $55,150
Arkansas $39,750
California $50,770
Colorado $53,090
Illinois $37,870
Kansas $39,290
Louisiana $45,770
Michigan $42,000
Mississippi $44,050
Montana $48,110
North Dakota $59,960
New Mexico $46,480
Ohio $43,020
Oklahoma $47,890
Pennsylvania $50,540
Texas $43,870
Utah $44,730
West Virginia $53,040
Wyoming $55,860

How do derrick operator salaries compare to similar careers?

Derrick operators earn about the same as related careers in California. On average, they make less than oil and gas rotary drill operators but more than mining machine operators.

Career Median Salary
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $63K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $57K
Wind turbine services technician salary $56K
Rigger salary $57K
Radio mechanic salary $54K
Derrick operator salary $51K
Auto body repairer salary $49K
Automotive service technician salary $45K
Wellhead pumper salary $46K
Mining machine operator salary $45K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)