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 8% less than similar careers in Utah. On average, they make less than avionics technicians but more than geothermal technicians.

Career Median Salary
Avionics technician salary $59K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $58K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $58K
Aviation inspector salary $40K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $56K
Derrick operator salary $45K
Farm equipment mechanic salary $44K
Automotive service technician salary $40K
Auto body repairer salary $38K
Geothermal technician salary $38K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)