Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operator, oil, gas, and mining salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,620
25th Percentile Wage
$38,700
50th Percentile Wage
$48,590
75th Percentile Wage
$61,400
90th Percentile Wage
$77,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining is $77,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining is $32,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,590
-1.96% 8.19%
2016
$49,540
4.72% -
2015
$47,200
0.44% -
2014
$46,990
3.40% -
2013
$45,390
1.72% -
2012
$44,610
- -

Compare Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in eight industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operator, oil, gas, and mining occupations is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry with an annual salary $67,240. The lowest paying industry is the coal mining industry (annual salary $41,550). For detailed derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operator, oil, gas, and mining salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$67,240
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$63,890
Oil and Gas Extraction
$57,010
Oil and Gas Extraction
$57,010
Metal Ore Mining
$48,660
Support Activities for Mining
$47,440
Support Activities for Mining
$47,440
Coal Mining
$41,550

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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