A-Operator Salary

The average A-Operator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.93 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of A-Operators who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Most A-Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,965 - $86,554
(Median)
$26K
$47K
$87K
MEDIAN: $47,392
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$10.77 - $29.52
(Median)
$11
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$25,965 - $86,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$1,338  
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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$24,173 - $76,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $29.52  
   
Overtime
$14.16 - $49.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,338  
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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$24,173 - $76,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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.

Common Career Paths for A-Operator


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A-Operators may progress into high-paying roles like Production Supervisor, where median compensation is $50K annually. Going from A-Operator to Heavy Equipment Operator is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $42K. Many others choose to work as Production Operators, where pay is typically $36K.

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Pay by Experience Level for A-Operator

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $36K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $42K on average. A-Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $44K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an A-Operator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $51K on average.

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Experience Affects A-Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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