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 Oklahoma. On average, they make less than hydroelectric plant technicians but more than automotive service technicians.

Career Median Salary
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $51K
Wind turbine services technician salary $48K
Wellhead pumper salary $51K
Millwright salary $52K
Rigger salary $49K
Derrick operator salary $48K
Radio mechanic salary $48K
Farm equipment mechanic salary $42K
Geothermal technician salary $44K
Automotive service technician salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)