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 7% less than similar careers in Mississippi. On average, they make less than wellhead pumpers but more than millwrights.

Career Median Salary
Wellhead pumper salary $56K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $54K
Avionics technician salary $60K
Radio mechanic salary $57K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $45K
Derrick operator salary $44K
Rigger salary $51K
Automotive service technician salary $39K
Geothermal technician salary $45K
Millwright salary $42K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)