Derrick Operator, Oil and Gas Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,610
25th Percentile Wage
$22,650
50th Percentile Wage
$30,300
75th Percentile Wage
$45,210
90th Percentile Wage
$48,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick operators, oil and gas 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 operators, oil and gas is $48,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid derrick operators, oil and gas is $20,610.

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 construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,300-43.83%-22.38%
201543,580-0.78%-
201443,92012.36%-
201338,4903.66%-
201237,080--

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

The average salaries of derrick operators, oil and gas in one industries in the construction sector are shown below. For detailed derrick operator, oil and gas salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$26,680

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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