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 Illinois. On average, they make less than oil and gas rotary drill operators but more than wellhead pumpers.

Career Median Salary
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $47K
Auto body repairer salary $47K
Radio mechanic salary $41K
Automotive service technician salary $40K
Machine assembler salary $42K
Derrick operator salary $38K
Farm equipment mechanic salary $37K
Motorcycle mechanic salary $36K
Extraction worker salary $37K
Wellhead pumper salary $28K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)