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 New Mexico. On average, they make less than wind turbine services technicians but more than auto body repairers.

Career Median Salary
Wind turbine services technician salary $63K
Mining machine operator salary $79K
Wellhead pumper salary $63K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $61K
Aviation inspector salary $62K
Derrick operator salary $60K
Avionics technician salary $49K
Facility maintenance mechanic salary $48K
Rigger salary $60K
Auto body repairer salary $48K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)