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 Michigan. On average, they make less than industrial machinery mechanics but more than farm equipment mechanics.

Career Median Salary
Industrial machinery 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
Automotive service technician salary $39K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $38K
Farm equipment mechanic salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)