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 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
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $45K
Derrick operator salary $53K
Elevator mechanic salary $51K
Hydroelectric plant technician salary $49K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $44K
Millwright salary $46K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)