Information About Oil And Gas Derrick Operators

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Training

Oil and gas derrick operators need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Oil and gas derrick operators
Training for Oil And Gas Derrick Operators
Percent
Less than High School 26.8
High School 47.4
Some College 17.3
Associates Degree 3.8
Bachelors Degree 4.3
Masters Degree 0.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 25,000 people in the United States- 0.1% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 5,000 less oil and gas derrick operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, oil and gas derrick operators make $22.66 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Oil and gas derrick operators $15.30 $18.00 $21.70 $26.50 $31.80
Construction and extraction occupations $11.00 $14.20 $19.10 $26.90 $35.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, oil and gas derrick operators make $47,120 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Oil and gas derrick operators $31,900 $37,610 $45,220 $55,230 $66,270
Construction and extraction occupations $23,050 $29,720 $39,820 $56,130 $73,530
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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