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Work Over Rig Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$41,566 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$657

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Work Over Rig Operator is $41,566 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Work Over Rig Operator is between $31,334 and $50,067. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Work Over Rig Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Controls power hoisting equipment to pull casing, tubing, and pumping rods from oil and gas wells for repair and to lower repaired equipment, testing devices, and servicing tools into well: attaches cable clamp to top of pump rod or casing and starts winch or hydraulic jack that raises rod or casing.
  • Disconnects sections of rod or casing, using hand and power wrenches and tongs.
  • Runs packer (plug device) into well to control flow of oil, water, or gas during well-pulling operations.
  • Lowers swabber into well to clear mud from screens at bottom of well and to establish flow of oil.
  • Lowers pressure-recording device into well and interprets charts.
  • Lowers special tools into well to fish for broken rods and tubing and to scrape paraffin and incrustations from casing or tubing.
  • Plugs well with cement cementer, oil well.
  • Tests pipe for leaks, using hydraulic-testing equipment.
  • May drive truck equipped with portable hoisting equipment.
  • May be designated according to type of equipment used as hydraulic oil-tool operator.
Work Over Rig Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Hoist and Winch Operators

Job family population: 3,080

Estimated population of Work Over Rig Operator jobs: 98

Rate of error: 9.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$48,186
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Cost of Living Score:

Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Work Over Rig Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Responsible for the set-up Operator NC Press Brake machinery (50 Tons - 500 Tons) for customized ... to work since 2006! Our office places an average of 1,000 associates with over 150 companies ...
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May 21
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Crown Services, Inc. - Chicago - West
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