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 West Virginia. On average, they make less than radio mechanics but more than millwrights.

Career Median Salary
Radio mechanic salary $68K
Aircraft mechanic salary $56K
Mining machine operator salary $52K
Rotary drill operator salary $45K
Derrick operator salary $53K
Elevator mechanic salary $51K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $49K
Facility maintenance mechanic salary $44K
Millwright salary $46K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)