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
$31,090
25th Percentile Wage
$39,250
50th Percentile Wage
$49,730
75th Percentile Wage
$68,330
90th Percentile Wage
$79,780

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 $79,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining is $31,090.

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 construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,730
5.73% 19.93%
2016
$46,880
12.86% -
2015
$40,850
-6.12% -
2014
$43,350
2.98% -
2013
$42,060
5.33% -
2012
$39,820
- -

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 seven 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 highway, street, and bridge construction industry (annual salary $32,640). 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
$49,940
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$49,840
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$49,460
Utility System Construction
$49,120
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$38,540
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$32,640

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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