Derrick Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for derrick operators, oil and gas in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of derrick operators, oil and gas amongst Arkansas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,840
25th Percentile Wage
$35,460
50th Percentile Wage
$40,040
75th Percentile Wage
$46,630
90th Percentile Wage
$50,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick operators, oil and gas in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,840.

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
$40,040
-9.37% -33.92%
2016
$43,790
-13.43% -
2015
$49,670
-12.76% -
2014
$56,010
-13.07% -
2013
$63,330
15.33% -
2012
$53,620
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas in Arkansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in state of Arkansas ranges from $40,620 to $68,040. The highest paying area for derrick operators, oil and gas in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $68,040. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $62,470). The lowest paying area is West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$68,040
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$62,470
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$40,620




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