Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
58%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
16.9%
by year 2032
WAGES
$51,220
or $24.62 per hour
Volume
10,950
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.1/10

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Automation risk

58% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas' job openings is expected to rise 16.9% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas' was $51,220, or $24 per hour

'Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas' were paid 10.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 10,950 people employed as 'Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 13 thousand people are employed as 'Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas'.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 47-5011.00

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