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A-Operator Salary (United States)

An A-Operator earns an average wage of $16.46 per hour.
A-Operator Salary (?
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$26,446 - $80,151
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,977
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A-Operator Salary (?
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$10.40 - $32.29
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$26,446 - $80,151  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,398 - $75,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $32.29  
   
Overtime
$10.36 - $53.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,398 - $75,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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Job Description for A-Operator

An A-Operator is vital to any oil-welling organization. The A-Operator must operate the production facility, whether it is on land or offshore. A primary responsibility for the A-Operator is to test, maintain and inspect equipment to ensure proper function. This includes both testing the systems and cleaning them on a regular basis. The A-Operator is in charge of the unit of operators at each station, so interpersonal skills are essential as A-Operators will lead and delegate tasks to the lower-level operators.
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A-Operator Tasks
  • Enters production data in computer of handwritten logs and reports.
  • Monitors and interprets meters, gauges, pumps, compressors, instrument readings and charts.
  • Notifies supervisory personnel of production and maintenance issues that require corrective action.
  • Under direct supervision, responsible for performing operations and maintenance duties on a platform production facility.
  • Starts, operates, inspects and performs routine maintenance of facility equipment.

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Pay by Experience Level for A-Operator

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Experience Affects A-Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 17%