SOC Code 47-5011 - Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

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


SOC Code 47-5011 - Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas is a a final level code of the “Construction and Extraction Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 12,110 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $23.09 and average Annual Wage of $48,030.

Occupation Examples

  • Derrick Operator
  • Gas Derrick Operator
  • Oil Derrick Operator
  • Rotary Derrick Operator
  • Well Service Derrick Worker

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