Salary for Oil, Gas, and Mining Service Unit Operators

Also known as:  Oil Well Fishing-Tool Technician, Well Service Pump Equipment Operator, Well Service Rig Operator, Well Services Operator, Well Servicing Rig Operator

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Oil, gas and mining service unit operators operate special equipment that increases oil flow from wells. They also may operate equipment that removes stuck pipe, casing or other objects from obstructed wells. These employees work in dangerous conditions with heavy equipment and machinery, so many precautions must be taken while on the job. To become an oil, gas or mining service unit operator, a high school diploma or GED is required. Some employers will require workers to enroll in an apprenticeship program, while others will prefer new hires to train on-site.

A Oil, Gas, or Mining Service Unit Operator usually receives an average pay level somewhere between 32000 and 48000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining can get an average salary of Forty Two Thousand Nine Hundred dollars yearly.

Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining are paid most highly in Alaska, where they can get average compensation of just about $59550. Employees who work in this job have the best average pay in Utilities, where they can earn average pay of $76300.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.25 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Oil, Gas, and Mining Service Unit Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $76,300
Utilities $54,790
Manufacturing $47,130
Wholesale Trade $44,330
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $42,120
Construction $33,310
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $33,310
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $42,120
Wholesale Trade $44,330
Manufacturing $47,130
Utilities $54,790
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $76,300
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