Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas (47-5011)
Occupation description: Rig derrick equipment and operate pumps to circulate mud through drill hole.
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Employment and Job Openings  (click here for the 10-year forecast)
|Employment||Average annual openings|
|2018 estimate||2028 projection||Percent change||Labor force exits||Occupation transfers||Total|
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|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Balance of State||28.67||17.97||22.36||29.83||35.53||38.57|
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.