A-Operator Salary

A-Operators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.82 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most A-Operators — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,440 - $98,633
$47K
$70K
$99K
MEDIAN: $70,260
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50%
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$10.08 - $28.69
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$17
$29
MEDIAN: $16.82
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$0$98K
Salary $47,440 - $98,633
Bonus $1,600
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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$21,313 - $71,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $10.08 - $28.69
Overtime $16.89 - $39.26
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $1,600
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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$21,313 - $71,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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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

  • 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.
  • Notifies supervisory personnel of production and maintenance issues that require corrective action.
  • Enters production data in computer of handwritten logs and reports.
  • Monitors and interprets meters, gauges, pumps, compressors, instrument readings and charts.

Common Career Paths for A-Operator


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As A-Operators make advancements in their career path to positions such as Production Supervisor, their salaries may climb. Production Supervisors make $51K annually on average. A Heavy Equipment Operator or a Production Operator is a typical transition from an A-Operator role.

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Pay by Experience Level for A-Operator

Pay by Experience for an A-Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level A-Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An A-Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced A-Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 29 salaries. An A-Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for A-Operator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects A-Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲62%

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 15%
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