Oiler Salary

Male Oilers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.56 per hour in the United States. Most Oilers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$18,383 - $117,446
$18K
$52K
$120K
MEDIAN: $51,924
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50%
90%

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$12.91 - $30.23
$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.56
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$18,383 - $117,446  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$27,087 - $95,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $30.23  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $43.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,100  
   
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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$27,087 - $95,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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.


Oilers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $45K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $52K. Oilers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $56K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $80K.

Key Stats for Oiler

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Oiler Salaries

Late-Career
▲63%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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