Derrick Operator, Oil and Gas Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,100
25th Percentile Wage
$40,020
50th Percentile Wage
$53,040
75th Percentile Wage
$59,760
90th Percentile Wage
$64,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for derrick operators, oil and gas in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,100.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$53,040
17.67% 20.93%
2015
$43,670
13.01% -
2014
$37,990
-5.19% -
2013
$39,960
-4.95% -
2012
$41,940
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of derrick operators, oil and gas in state of West Virginia ranges from $37,770 to $44,520. The highest paying area for derrick operators, oil and gas in West Virginia is Morgantown with a median annual salary of $44,520. The lowest paying area is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Morgantown
$44,520
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$37,770




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