Lease Operator Salary (United States)

A Lease Operator earns an average wage of $25.86 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Lease Operator Salary (?
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$39,254 - $76,781
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $56,123
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Lease Operator Salary (?
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$17.23 - $32.90
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,254 - $76,781  
   
Bonus
$74.50 - $10,213  
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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$41,101 - $85,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $32.90  
   
Overtime
$24.96 - $49.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$74.50 - $10,213  
   
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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$41,101 - $85,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Lease Operator

  • 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
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$61,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 13%