A-Operator Salary

Median pay for A-Operators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $17.01 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A-Operators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of A-Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,548 - $79,928
(Median)
$26K
$44K
$80K
MEDIAN: $44,052
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$10.83 - $27.94
(Median)
$11
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,548 - $79,928  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,213  
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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$24,203 - $72,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $27.94  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,213  
   
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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$24,203 - $72,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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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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A-Operators' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Heavy Equipment Operator. Median pay for Heavy Equipment Operators is $42K. An A-Operator may also move into a role as a Production Operator or an Equipment Operator.

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Pay by Experience Level for A-Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For A-Operators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $40K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $37K. A-Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $51K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects A-Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 15%
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