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Highest Paying Cities for Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

The top 74 highest paying cities for derrick operators, oil and gas (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of derrick operators, oil and gas in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $76,010, Anchorage, Alaska is the highest paying city for derrick operators, oil and gas. It is followed by Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska (average annual salary $70,680). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of derrick operators, oil and gas in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 74 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Anchorage, Alaska
$76,010
40
2 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$70,680
80
3 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$68,630
50
4 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$68,040
100
5 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$62,470
n/a
6 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$61,590
90
7 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$59,900
80
8 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$57,780
530
9 Casper, Wyoming
$55,890
50
10 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$53,050
90
11 Tyler, Texas
$53,000
n/a
12 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$51,970
60
13 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$51,620
280
14 Fort Smith, Oklahoma
$50,690
90
15 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$50,630
80
16 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$50,580
360
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$50,260
210
18 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$50,070
140
19 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$50,030
40
20 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$50,000
70
21 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$49,760
1,790
22 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$49,720
110
23 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$49,550
30
24 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$49,000
110
25 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$48,910
110
26 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$48,560
130
27 Lafayette, Louisiana
$48,070
180
28 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$47,860
460
29 Corpus Christi, Texas
$47,540
60
30 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$46,730
130
31 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$46,650
30
32 Midland, Texas
$46,370
250
33 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$46,140
90
34 Longview, Texas
$45,830
190
35 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$45,640
n/a
36 Victoria, Texas
$45,640
30
37 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$45,430
60
38 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$45,360
50
39 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$45,280
160
40 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$45,150
70
41 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$44,990
920
42 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$44,900
190
43 Wichita, Kansas
$44,560
30
44 Morgantown, West Virginia
$44,520
30
45 Farmington, New Mexico
$44,270
240
46 Odessa, Texas
$44,100
150
47 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$43,430
60
48 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$42,480
230
49 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$42,170
400
50 Salt Lake City, Utah
$41,270
30
51 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$41,070
260
52 Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area, USA
$40,940
80
53 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$40,730
290
54 West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$40,620
50
55 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$40,170
50
56 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$39,260
360
57 Abilene, Texas
$38,830
50
58 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$38,450
120
59 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$38,290
160
60 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$38,160
30
61 Wichita Falls, Texas
$37,990
n/a
62 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$37,910
80
63 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$37,880
40
64 Greeley, Colorado
$37,850
260
65 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$37,770
150
66 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$37,270
70
67 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$37,180
40
68 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$36,660
170
69 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$36,390
50
70 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$36,250
40
71 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$34,930
80
72 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$33,380
n/a
73 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$29,340
50
74 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$23,090
170
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