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

The salary statistics of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in the industry sector of construction 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 construction sector.

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,550
25th Percentile Wage
$36,990
50th Percentile Wage
$46,880
75th Percentile Wage
$67,680
90th Percentile Wage
$83,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in the industry sector of construction. 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 $83,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining is $32,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,88012.86%15.06%
201540,850-6.12%-
201443,3502.98%-
201342,0605.33%-
201239,820--

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

The average salaries of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in six industries in the construction 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 building equipment contractors industry with an annual salary $58,780. The lowest paying industry is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry (annual salary $38,540). 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
Building Equipment Contractors
$58,780
Specialty Trade Contractors
$49,270
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$48,140
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$44,670
Utility System Construction
$44,020
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$38,540

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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