Derrick Operators (Oil and Gas)

Top 2 Derrick Operator Jobs

  • Derrick Hand (Workover Rig)-Dickinson ND - Wyoming Casing Service, Inc - Dickinson, ND

    A Derrick hand handles the uppermost section of the working string as it is brought from or lowered ... Takes directions from the Operator or Relief Operator . Duties & Responsibilities: * Assist the ...

  • FLOORHAND - Alaska - Nabors Industries, Ltd. - Anchorage, AK

    Operating of the tongs and slips to connect and dis-connect drill pipe, tubulars, casing and drill ... When trained, relieve the Derrickhand in the derrick Essential Functions: * Attention span to stay ...

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What Derrick operators Do

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


Derrick operator Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 9,000
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $47,230

Job Outlook for Derrick operators

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 2,700
  • Growth rate: 30 percent (Much faster than average)

How to Become a Derrick operator

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

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