A Lease Operator earns an average wage of $26.69 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Lease Operator Total Pay (?
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$38,783 - $81,219
(Median)
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56K
67K
81K
MEDIAN: $56,000
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Lease Operator Total Pay (?
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$15.55 - $32.18
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,783 - $81,219  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,067  
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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$41,187 - $86,548  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $32.18  
   
Overtime
$20.93 - $48.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,067  
   
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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$41,187 - $86,548  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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.

Experience Affects Lease Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$64,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 8 votes.
Gender
Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 13%
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