Lease Operator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Lease Operators earn an average of $26.31 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. The majority of Lease Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$43,667 - $79,149
$44K
$59K
$79K
MEDIAN: $58,577
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$17.44 - $34.57
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MEDIAN: $26.31
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$0$80K
Salary $43,667 - $79,149
Bonus $103.04 - $10,033
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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$42,325 - $80,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 70
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $17.44 - $34.57
Overtime $24.81 - $48.99
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $103.04 - $10,033
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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$42,325 - $80,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 103

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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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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.

Lease Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Lease Operator?

Lease Operator in Victoria:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Time home with family. Paid vacation.
Cons: I feel that the pay is to low for my time invested with the company.

Lease Operator in New Town nd:
Pros: Work alone or unsupervised. Being trusted to get job done.
Cons: Not going anywhere, no advancement.

Key Stats for Lease Operator

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Lease Operator Salaries

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$60,000

Experienced
▼1%

Late-Career
▼3%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 16%
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