Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

General Information

Description

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

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$47,920

State-by-state Salary

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$71,080
$40,540
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 68%
  • High school 22%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Associate's degree 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Physics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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