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Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas Career Overview

Rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.

Salary for Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

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Percentile
75th
Percentile
Mean
U.S. $32,780
($15.76)
$49,940
($24.01)
$41,980
($20.18)
Annual figures are on top. Hourly figures are below in parentheses.
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Majors for this Career


Job Zone Description

Job Zone 1 - Little or no preparation needed

Overall Experience
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed. For example, you can become a general office clerk even if you haven't worked in an office.

Education
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.

Examples
Bus drivers, forest and conservation workers, general office clerks, home health aides, and waiters/waitresses.

These occupations often involve following instructions and helping others.

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Related Occupations

1.

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

2.

Rail Car Repairers

3.

Roof Bolters, Mining

4.

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

5.

Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

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