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 Wyoming. On average, they make less than industrial machinery mechanics but more than geothermal technicians.

Career Median Salary
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $67K
Wellhead pumper salary $61K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $60K
Aircraft mechanic salary $57K
Radio mechanic salary $58K
Derrick operator salary $56K
Farm equipment mechanic salary $49K
Auto body repairer salary $45K
Automotive service technician salary $45K
Geothermal technician salary $44K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)