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Lease Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of Lease Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $25.55 per hour. Lease Operators largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,548 - $72,683
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$73K
MEDIAN: $55,692
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90%

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$17.02 - $33.59
(Median)
$17
$26
$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,548 - $72,683  
   
Bonus
$75.00 - $10,000  
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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$39,819 - $84,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.02 - $33.59  
   
Overtime
$25.77 - $49.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$75.00 - $10,000  
   
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).
)
$39,819 - $84,051  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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

  • Operate heavy equipment, such as backhoe and vacuum truck.
  • Gauge production on wells and inspect equipment for leaks, broken seals, or vandalism.
  • Operate and maintain well compressors for gas lift and compression.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Lease Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%