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 Louisiana. On average, they make less than industrial machinery mechanics but more than machine assemblers.

Career Median Salary
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $53K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $52K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $49K
Avionics technician salary $55K
Radio mechanic salary $49K
Derrick operator salary $46K
Wellhead pumper salary $40K
Commercial diver salary $42K
Rigger salary $45K
Machine assembler salary $45K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)