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 Ohio. On average, they make less than mining machine operators but more than geothermal technicians.

Career Median Salary
Mining machine operator salary $57K
Avionics technician salary $56K
Aircraft mechanic salary $53K
Rigger salary $55K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $48K
Derrick operator salary $43K
Machine assembler salary $49K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $42K
Auto body repairer salary $38K
Geothermal technician salary $37K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)