The average annual and hourly salaries for derrick operators, oil and gas in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of derrick operators, oil and gas amongst Texas 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$32,740|
|25th Percentile Wage||$36,410|
|50th Percentile Wage||$43,140|
|75th Percentile Wage||$51,380|
|90th Percentile Wage||$60,810|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick operators, oil and gas in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,740.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of derrick operators, oil and gas from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in state of Texas ranges from $23,090 to $53,000. The highest paying area for derrick operators, oil and gas in Texas is Tyler with a median annual salary of $53,000. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $49,760). The lowest paying area is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $23,090.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown|| |
|Corpus Christi|| |
|Central Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington|| |
|Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Fort Worth-Arlington|| |
|Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|College Station-Bryan|| |
|Wichita Falls|| |
|North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Antonio-New Braunfels|| |
|Beaumont-Port Arthur|| |
|Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos|| |