Derrick Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for derrick operators, oil and gas in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of derrick operators, oil and gas among Pennsylvania areas 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,610
25th Percentile Wage
$39,720
50th Percentile Wage
$48,420
75th Percentile Wage
$59,120
90th Percentile Wage
$68,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick operators, oil and gas in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,610.

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
$48,420
5.41% -11.59%
2016
$45,800
3.62% -
2015
$44,140
0.00% -
2014
$44,140
-19.14% -
2013
$52,590
-2.74% -
2012
$54,030
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $36,660 to $46,140. The highest paying area for derrick operators, oil and gas in Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $46,140. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $45,150). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pittsburgh
$46,140
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$45,150
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$37,910
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$36,660




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