Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

4.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $23.04 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 76% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
very important
quite important
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas' job openings is expected to rise 29.7% by 2030
'Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas' was $47,920, or $23.04 hourly
'Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas' are paid 14.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 9,350 people employed as Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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