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
$34,040
25th Percentile Wage
$39,150
50th Percentile Wage
$48,280
75th Percentile Wage
$60,130
90th Percentile Wage
$75,810

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 $75,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid derrick operators, oil and gas is $34,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,2800.60%2.94%
201547,990-0.92%-
201448,4302.66%-
201347,1400.59%-
201246,860--

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 oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $50,250. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for mining industry (annual salary $47,960). For detailed derrick operator, oil and gas salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$50,250
Oil and Gas Extraction
$50,250
Support Activities for Mining
$47,960
Support Activities for Mining
$47,960

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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