Derrick Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for derrick operators, oil and gas in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of derrick operators, oil and gas among Louisiana cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,290
25th Percentile Wage
$40,920
50th Percentile Wage
$48,800
75th Percentile Wage
$59,030
90th Percentile Wage
$67,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick operators, oil and gas in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,800
2.07% 4.65%
2016
$47,790
3.62% -
2015
$46,060
-0.41% -
2014
$46,250
-1.77% -
2013
$47,070
1.15% -
2012
$46,530
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in state of Louisiana ranges from $42,480 to $50,630. The highest paying area for derrick operators, oil and gas in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $50,630. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $50,070). The lowest paying area is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $42,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$50,630
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$50,070
Shreveport-Bossier City
$48,560
Lafayette
$48,070
Baton Rouge
$46,650
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$42,480




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