$67,533
Avg. Salary
$18.07
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,952

Bonus

$500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an A-Operator is $18.07 per hour.

The average pay for an A-Operator is $67,533 per year.

$11.95
10%
$18.07
50%
$29.60
90%
MEDIAN $18.07
$39k
10%
$68k
50%
$138k
90%
MEDIAN $67,533
$38,784 - $137,629
$39K
$68K
$140K
MEDIAN: $67,533
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50%
90%

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$11.95 - $29.60
$12
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MEDIAN: $18.07
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$0$137K
Salary $38,784 - $137,629
Bonus $98.63 - $9,941
Profit Sharing $500
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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$25,993 - $83,426
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $11.95 - $29.60
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $18.01 - $45.41
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $98.63 - $9,941
Profit Sharing $500
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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$25,993 - $83,426
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 153

Job Description for A-Operator

An A-Operator is vital to any oil-welling organization. The A-Operator must operate the production facility, whether it is on land or offshore. A primary responsibility for the A-Operator is to test, maintain and inspect equipment to ensure proper function. This includes both testing the systems and cleaning them on a regular basis. The A-Operator is in charge of the unit of operators at each station, so interpersonal skills are essential as A-Operators will lead and delegate tasks to the lower-level operators.

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A-Operator Tasks
  • Under direct supervision, responsible for performing operations and maintenance duties on a platform production facility.
  • Starts, operates, inspects and performs routine maintenance of facility equipment.
  • Notifies supervisory personnel of production and maintenance issues that require corrective action.
  • Enters production data in computer of handwritten logs and reports.
  • Monitors and interprets meters, gauges, pumps, compressors, instrument readings and charts.

Common Career Paths for A-Operator


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A-Operators who go on to become Production Supervisors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Production Supervisors is $51K annually. The most common promotion for A-Operators is Heavy Equipment Operator, a position that typically pays $42K annually. Another standard transition for A-Operators seeking advancement is to assume a Production Operator role, where pay is often $36K.

A-Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for A-Operator

Pay by Experience for an A-Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level A-Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An A-Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced A-Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 29 salaries. An A-Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for A-Operator

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects A-Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲61%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 18%