Lease Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of Lease Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $26.45 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the company and experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A fair number have medical and dental plans, and a majority have vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,524 - $78,584
$41K
$55K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,988
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$17.84 - $34.71
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MEDIAN: $26.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,524 - $78,584  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $12,329  
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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$40,986 - $79,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.84 - $34.71  
   
Overtime
$23.74 - $48.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,004 - $12,329  
   
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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$40,986 - $79,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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Job Description for Lease Operator

A lease operator is a person generally hired by an oil company or construction company who works within the field to monitor equipment and procedures. This is a position which involves work outside within the elements, not indoors or within an office. Formal education may not be required within this position, as most companies value experience within the field above all else. This person will work a full-time, 40-hour week. Oftentimes, a lease operator will be called upon to work extended hours.

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Lease Operator Tasks

  • Oversee, operate, and maintain lease production facilities to maximize sales and minimize lease operating expenses.
  • Perform lease maintenance such as minor repairs on surface pumps and other equipment.
  • Operate and maintain well compressors for gas lift and compression.
  • Operate heavy equipment, such as backhoe and vacuum truck.
  • Gauge production on wells and inspect equipment for leaks, broken seals, or vandalism.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lease Operator

Pay by Experience for a Lease Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Lease Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 107 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lease Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Lease Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 29 salaries. A Lease Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Lease Operator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Lease Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$59,000

Late-Career
▼1%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 16%