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 Montana. On average, they make less than hydroelectric plant technicians but more than geothermal technicians.

Career Median Salary
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $60K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $55K
Aircraft mechanic salary $57K
Radio mechanic salary $40K
Rigger salary $54K
Derrick operator salary $48K
Millwright salary $44K
Auto body repairer salary $43K
Farm equipment mechanic salary $42K
Geothermal technician salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)