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Highest Paying Industries for Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

The top 44 highest paying industries for derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining (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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $84,810, petroleum and coal products manufacturing is the highest paying industry for derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining. It is followed by manufacturing industry (average annual salary $78,770). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 44 Highest Paying Industries for Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$84,810
450
2 Manufacturing
$78,770
n/a
3 Pipeline Transportation
$75,730
80
4 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$71,590
480
5 Machinery Manufacturing
$71,290
490
6 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$66,900
140
7 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$65,480
n/a
8 Transportation and Warehousing
$59,200
260
9 Specialized Freight Trucking
$56,080
180
10 Truck Transportation
$55,970
180
11 Utilities
$55,330
610
12 Natural Gas Distribution
$54,560
n/a
13 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,600
30
14 Oil and Gas Extraction
$52,220
15,630
15 Metal Ore Mining
$52,100
40
16 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,800
40
17 Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,800
40
18 Engineering Services
$50,020
70
19 Mining
$46,990
103,790
20 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$46,570
70
21 Support Activities for Mining
$46,340
87,900
22 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$44,480
530
23 Utility System Construction
$44,380
490
24 Temporary Help Services
$43,810
320
25 Construction
$43,350
650
26 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$43,030
710
27 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$43,030
710
28 Employment Services
$42,620
380
29 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,370
250
30 Administrative and Support Services
$42,120
540
31 Coal Mining
$41,860
100
32 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$41,830
170
33 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$41,690
560
34 Wholesale Trade
$41,360
1,260
35 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$39,500
700
36 Rental and Leasing Services
$39,500
700
37 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,500
700
38 Specialty Trade Contractors
$38,980
120
39 Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$38,740
260
40 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$38,510
540
41 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$37,810
500
42 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$37,650
n/a
43 Testing Laboratories
$37,510
40
44 Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$31,820
120