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Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining Salary Information

The salary statistics of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,190
25th Percentile Wage
$38,380
50th Percentile Wage
$49,720
75th Percentile Wage
$63,500
90th Percentile Wage
$81,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining. 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 $81,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,190. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 151% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,7204.99%10.36%
201547,2400.38%-
201447,0603.70%-
201345,3201.65%-
201244,570--

Table 2. Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $58,990. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $41,810).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,990
Manufacturing
$58,870
Utilities
$57,230
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,200
Transportation and Warehousing
$52,900
Mining
$49,540
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$48,130
Construction
$46,880
Wholesale Trade
$43,000
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$41,810


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