Men make up the majority of Oilers in the United States, bringing in about $19.08 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Oilers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,209 - $111,285
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$25K
$55K
$110K
MEDIAN: $55,000
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$12.30 - $30.23
(Median)
$12
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,209 - $111,285  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$26,684 - $97,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.30 - $30.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.12  
Overtime
$18.04 - $42.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
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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$26,684 - $97,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for Oiler

Today, most oilers are employed aboard ships, as this is the only industry which still makes use of the position. Also called "greasers," oilers are unlicensed and among the lowest-ranking employees on a ship, and only a wiper is junior to an oiler.

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Pay by Experience Level for Oiler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Oilers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $44K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $55K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Oilers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $97K.

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Experience Affects Oiler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 102%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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