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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$32,650
25th Percentile Wage
$38,850
50th Percentile Wage
$49,000
75th Percentile Wage
$62,140
90th Percentile Wage
$78,440

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 $78,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,650. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 140% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,000
-1.47% 9.04%
2016
$49,720
4.99% -
2015
$47,240
0.38% -
2014
$47,060
3.70% -
2013
$45,320
1.65% -
2012
$44,570
- -

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 11 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 $76,570. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $42,050).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$76,570
Manufacturing
$60,220
Utilities
$57,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,770
Transportation and Warehousing
$54,400
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$50,030
Construction
$49,730
Mining
$48,590
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,260
Wholesale Trade
$46,330
Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,050



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