Training Requirements for Derrick Operators, Oil And Gas

Derrick operators, oil and gas need no formal educational credential and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Derrick operators, oil and gas
Percent
Less than High School 20.4
High School 46.3
Some College 22.7
Associates Degree 3.2
Bachelors Degree 6.4
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4

Employment Outlook for Derrick Operators, Oil And Gas

This represents about 21,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more derrick operators, oil and gas but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 10,000 more.

Typical Income for Derrick Operators, Oil And Gas

Hourly Income

On average,derrick operators, oil and gas make $24.59 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Derrick operators, oil and gas $16.24 $18.76 $23.14 $28.83 $36.31
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Extraction workers $13.45 $16.55 $21.34 $27.90 $35.28
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining $15.48 $18.45 $23.90 $30.53 $38.96
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, derrick operators, oil and gas make $51,140 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Derrick operators, oil and gas $33,790 $39,030 $48,130 $59,970 $75,520
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Extraction workers $27,980 $34,430 $44,390 $58,020 $73,370
Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining $32,190 $38,380 $49,720 $63,500 $81,040
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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