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Oil, Gas, and Mining Service Unit Operator Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $10.25 $15.82 $26.62
  Annual $21,300 $32,900 $55,400
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in mining exploration operations. Include fishing-tool technicians.