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 Colorado. On average, they make less than mining machine operators but more than riggers.

Career Median Salary
Mining machine operator salary $61K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $59K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $50K
Radio mechanic salary $57K
Millwright salary $52K
Derrick operator salary $53K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $48K
Auto body repairer salary $44K
Automotive service technician salary $46K
Rigger salary $46K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)