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

Career Median Salary
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $60K
Facility maintenance 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)