Derrick Operator, Oil and Gas Salary in Sector of Mining

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

Average Annual Salary of Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,660
25th Percentile Wage
$38,340
50th Percentile Wage
$46,270
75th Percentile Wage
$56,150
90th Percentile Wage
$64,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick operators, oil and gas 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 operators, oil and gas is $64,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid derrick operators, oil and gas is $33,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,270
-4.34% -1.28%
2016
$48,280
0.60% -
2015
$47,990
-0.92% -
2014
$48,430
2.66% -
2013
$47,140
0.59% -
2012
$46,860
- -

Compare Derrick Operator, Oil and Gas Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of derrick operators, oil and gas in four 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 operator, oil and gas occupations is the support activities for mining industry with an annual salary $46,370. The lowest paying industry is the oil and gas extraction industry (annual salary $45,570). For detailed derrick operator, oil and gas salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Support Activities for Mining
$46,370
Support Activities for Mining
$46,370
Oil and Gas Extraction
$45,570
Oil and Gas Extraction
$45,570

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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