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 Kansas. On average, they make less than industrial machinery mechanics but more than geothermal technicians.

Career Median Salary
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $51K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $48K
Wellhead pumper salary $45K
Aircraft mechanic salary $44K
Automotive service technician salary $41K
Derrick operator salary $39K
Motorcycle mechanic salary $44K
Auto body repairer salary $38K
Farm equipment mechanic salary $39K
Geothermal technician salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)