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 Utah. On average, they make less than avionics technicians but more than millwrights.

Career Median Salary
Avionics technician salary $64K
Elevator mechanic salary $61K
Wellhead pumper salary $63K
Derrick operator salary $61K
Rotary drill operator salary $62K
Facility maintenance mechanic salary $59K
Aircraft mechanic salary $59K
Millwright salary $60K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)