Derrick operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Derrick operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $78,720
Pennsylvania $74,940
North Dakota $61,020
Wyoming $60,790
Louisiana $60,630
Utah $60,630
New Mexico $59,740
West Virginia $53,040
California $50,330
Ohio $48,300
Montana $48,110
Oklahoma $48,060
Texas $46,900
Mississippi $44,050
Arkansas $42,790
Michigan $42,000
Colorado $39,750
Illinois $37,870
Kansas $36,750

How do derrick operator salaries compare to similar careers?

Derrick operators earn about the same as related careers in Michigan. On average, they make less than facility maintenance mechanics but more than farm equipment mechanics.

Career Median Salary
Facility maintenance mechanic salary $50K
Machine assembler salary $52K
Wellhead pumper salary $43K
Auto body repairer salary $43K
Geothermal technician salary $42K
Derrick operator salary $42K
Mining machine operator salary $40K
Auto repair technician salary $39K
Rotary drill operator salary $38K
Farm equipment mechanic salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)