Derrick Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,840
25th Percentile Wage
$42,710
50th Percentile Wage
$51,800
75th Percentile Wage
$60,600
90th Percentile Wage
$69,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick operators, oil and gas in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $69,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,840.

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
$51,800
-9.63% -0.04%
2016
$56,790
1.99% -
2015
$55,660
2.69% -
2014
$54,160
8.38% -
2013
$49,620
-4.43% -
2012
$51,820
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in state of California ranges from $49,550 to $51,620. The highest paying area for derrick operators, oil and gas in California is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $51,620. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Bakersfield-Delano (mean annual salary $50,580). The lowest paying area is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $49,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$51,620
Bakersfield-Delano
$50,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$50,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$49,720
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$49,550




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