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Technical Operator Salary

$67,953 (USD)

Average Salary

$33/hr

Average Hourly

$1,407

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The average pay for a Technical Operator is $67,953 a year and $33 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Technical Operator is between $48,806 and $83,786. 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:
  • Charts pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of oil and gas well boreholes or producing wells, using special subsurface instruments, and interprets findings for use in determining further drilling or producing procedures: directs workers in assembling wire line hoisting gear and attaching line to instruments.
  • Gives directions to hoist operator to lower clinograph into well to determine variation of well from vertical (instrument records variation on chart).
  • Informs rotary driller of variation from vertical.
  • Lowers weighted wire into well and reads depth of well from recording wheel.
  • Lowers depth bomb into well that records pressure at various depths to determine rate of natural flow of oil from well.
  • Lowers thermometers and other instruments with accompanying recording devices through tubing, casing, drill pipe, or open borehole.
  • Raises instruments from well and removes chart recordings.
  • Measures, converts, records, and interprets data for use by engineering personnel and management in determining drilling or production procedures.
  • May calibrate recording devices.
  • May repair and maintain instruments.
  • May be designated according to specialty as bottom-hole-pressure-recording operator.
Technical Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Job family population: 15,060

Estimated population of Technical Operator jobs: 1,030

Rate of error: 4.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$78,777
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Technical Operator Job Listings for United States

Lead Machine Technical Operator II
Nov 12
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MAC Incorporated
Lead Machine Technical Operator II Torrance, California Job Ref: 35326 TITLE: Lead Machine Technical Operator II DEPARTMENT: Production REPORTS TO: Production Supervisor & Production Manager FLSA ...
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Marysville, Washington, USA
LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions
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Oct 29
Cleveland, OH, USA
Global Technical Recruiters
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Machine Operator
Nov 8
Everett, Washington, USA
LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions
The CNC Mill Operator is responsible for set-up, run, tear down 3, 4, and 5 axis CNC Mills to fabricate aerospace parts per engineering specifications without supervision. Duties: * Can demonstrate ...
Press Brake Operator - 2nd Shift
Nov 8
Fontana, CA, USA
Crown Technical Systems, Inc.
... and Operating a Amada Press Brake including tool changes and program. · Reading sheet metal ... Crown Technical Systems is an equal opportunity employer.

The average pay for a Technical Operator is $67,953 a year and $33 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Technical Operator is between $48,806 and $83,786. 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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