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 6% less than similar careers in North Dakota. On average, they make less than aviation inspectors but more than millwrights.

Career Median Salary
Aviation inspector salary $90K
Wind turbine services technician salary $66K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $64K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $62K
Derrick operator salary $60K
Wellhead pumper salary $58K
Aircraft mechanic salary $52K
Rigger salary $55K
Millwright salary $51K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)