Derrick Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for derrick operators, oil and gas in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of derrick operators, oil and gas among Alaska areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,370
25th Percentile Wage
$43,510
50th Percentile Wage
$54,610
75th Percentile Wage
$65,310
90th Percentile Wage
$74,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick operators, oil and gas in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of derrick operators, oil and gas from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,610
-33.31% -15.13%
2016
$72,800
4.81% -
2015
$69,300
0.45% -
2014
$68,990
7.49% -
2013
$63,820
1.49% -
2012
$62,870
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in state of Alaska ranges from $70,680 to $76,010. The highest paying area for derrick operators, oil and gas in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $76,010. The lowest paying area is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$76,010
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$70,680




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