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Highest Paying Cities for Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

The top 54 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 2017 [1]. For more salary information of derrick operators, oil and gas in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 54 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Anchorage, Alaska
$76,010
130
2 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$70,680
70
3 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$68,630
50
4 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$62,470
n/a
5 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$61,590
90
6 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$60,730
50
7 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$60,650
260
8 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$59,900
80
9 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$58,810
650
10 Casper, Wyoming
$58,400
50
11 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$53,350
160
12 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$53,050
90
13 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$52,930
200
14 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$52,930
170
15 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$51,970
60
16 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$51,970
110
17 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$51,620
280
18 Fort Smith, Oklahoma
$50,690
90
19 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$50,630
80
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$50,260
210
21 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$50,070
140
22 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$50,000
70
23 Midland, Texas
$49,860
360
24 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$49,760
1,790
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$49,720
110
26 Odessa, Texas
$49,540
330
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$49,520
500
28 Farmington, New Mexico
$48,600
210
29 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$48,560
130
30 Lafayette, Louisiana
$48,070
180
31 Victoria, Texas
$47,350
390
32 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$47,300
440
33 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$47,270
330
34 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$46,140
90
35 Corpus Christi, Texas
$46,140
100
36 Longview, Texas
$45,830
190
37 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$45,300
50
38 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$44,940
480
39 Wichita, Kansas
$44,560
30
40 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$43,430
60
41 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$42,780
150
42 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$42,480
230
43 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$41,490
120
44 Abilene, Texas
$41,210
80
45 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$40,950
770
46 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$39,780
340
47 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$38,290
160
48 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$37,880
40
49 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$37,510
120
50 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$36,850
100
51 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$36,390
50
52 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$36,250
40
53 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$33,380
n/a
54 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$29,340
50
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