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 Oklahoma. On average, they make less than wellhead pumpers but more than auto body repairers.

Career Median Salary
Wellhead pumper salary $49K
Elevator mechanic salary $42K
Rotary drill operator salary $48K
Wind turbine services technician salary $48K
Derrick operator salary $48K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $55K
Radio mechanic salary $48K
Auto repair technician salary $46K
Rigger salary $38K
Auto body repairer salary $47K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)