Salary for Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

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Also known as:  Derrick Operator, Gas Derrick Operator, Oil Derrick Operator, Rotary Derrick Operator, Well Service Derrick Worker

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Derrick operators rig derrick equipment and operate pumps which circulate mud through a drill hole. These employees work in dangerous conditions with heavy equipment and machinery, so many precautions must be taken while on the job. To become a derrick operator, one must be 18 years of age, in good health and pass a drug test. A high school diploma is not required, but some employers to prefer their hires to have one.

A Oil and Gas Derrick Operator can receive salaries ranging between $33,860 to $69,820 based on level of experience. usually receive a pay level of fifty thousand two hundred and eigthy dollars annually.

obtain the most salary in Alaska, where they receive a compensation of near $69,690. These professionals receive the best pay in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they receive wages of $50,200.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.44 percent nationwide in that time.

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Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$50,200
Construction
$47,970
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$44,350

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$44,350
Construction
$47,970
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$50,200