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Oil Well Fishing Tool Operator Salary

$118,157 (USD)

Average Salary

$57/hr

Average Hourly

$4,714

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 14, 2019

The average pay for an Oil Well Fishing Tool Operator is $118,157 a year and $57 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Oil Well Fishing Tool Operator is between $82,219 and $146,888. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Analyzes conditions of unserviceable oil or gas wells and directs use of special well-fishing tools and techniques to recover lost equipment and other obstacles from boreholes of wells: confers with superintendent, drilling and production to gather information regarding size of pipes and tools and borehole conditions in wells.
  • Plans fishing methods and selects tools for removing obstacles, such as liners, broken casing, screens, and drill pipe from wells.
  • Directs drilling crew in applying weights to drill pipes, in using special tools, in applying pressure to circulating fluid (mud), and in drilling around lodged obstacles or specified earth formations, using whipstocks and other special tools.
  • Observes load variations on strain gauge, mudpump, and motor pressure indicators, and listens to sounds of engines and rotary chains to detect signs of faulty operations or unusual conditions in wells.
  • Quotes prices to customer and prepares reports of services rendered, tools used, and time required, to serve as basis for billing customer.
  • May direct drilling crew in installation of well-bottom equipment.
Oil Well Fishing Tool Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Petroleum Engineers

Job family population: 32,510

Estimated population of Oil Well Fishing Tool Operator jobs: N/A

Rate of error: 4.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$136,976
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Oil Well Fishing Tool Operator Job Listings for United States

Multi-Skill Operator (MSO) - Bakken
Dec 6
Cathay, United States
ConocoPhillips
... oil play development and production in the most prolific portion of the basin. Operational and capital efficiencies continue to improve in the basin through the use of multi-well pad drilling ...
Bench Operator
Nov 21
Anaheim, CA, USA
Express Employment Professionals - Anaheim, CA
... well as offer some seasonal overtime hours. You will be vital to their success and production goals. Tool Shop Bench Operator job highlights: * Competitive pay range of $18-25 per hour, plus ...
Field Logistics Operator
Dec 10
Midland, TX, USA
WAVSYS
Field Logistics Operator This is an exceptional opportunity to work with a nationwide Oil & Gas ... Communicates all tool movements to the appropriate admin and Logistics Coordinator • Packs ...
Senior Completion Engineer
Nov 21
us
Oil Search Limited
Business and Functional Purpose Oil Search (Alaska) LLC is responsible for appraising discovered ... Promote and lead in the implementation of OSA policies and procedures, including Operations, well ...
Tool Maker - Atlanta, GA
Nov 8
Atlanta, GA, USA
Milacron
We maintain strong market positions across these products, as well as leading positions in process ... Assists new operators as required. * Works harmoniously with all other employees, and assists in ...

The average pay for an Oil Well Fishing Tool Operator is $118,157 a year and $57 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Oil Well Fishing Tool Operator is between $82,219 and $146,888. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Multi-Skill Operator (MSO) - Bakken
Dec 6
Cathay, United States
ConocoPhillips
... oil play development and production in the most prolific portion of the basin. Operational and capital efficiencies continue to improve in the basin through the use of multi-well pad drilling ...
Bench Operator
Nov 21
Anaheim, CA, USA
Express Employment Professionals - Anaheim, CA
... well as offer some seasonal overtime hours. You will be vital to their success and production goals. Tool Shop Bench Operator job highlights: * Competitive pay range of $18-25 per hour, plus ...
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