A-Operator Salary

Men account for the majority of A-Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $17.00 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12.07 - $28.73
$12
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.78
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Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.07 - $28.73
Overtime $31.03
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $1,548
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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$25,722 - $81,543
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

  • Enters production data in computer of handwritten logs and reports.
  • Monitors and interprets meters, gauges, pumps, compressors, instrument readings and charts.
  • Notifies supervisory personnel of production and maintenance issues that require corrective action.
  • 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.

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.

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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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects A-Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

National Average
$49,000

Experienced
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼12%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None:
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