Rig Operator Salary in the United States

How much does a Rig Operator make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Rig Operator in the United States is $23 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $20 and $28. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Responsible for operation of the rig, crew, and equipment and for ensuring customer satisfaction with all services rendered. Ensures that all crew are at the rig and ready to work at scheduled time. Maintains productivity standards for all rig functions. Maintains a safe working environment and ensures compliance of applicable regulations and policies. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Supervises a small group of para-professional staff in an organization characterized by highly transactional or repetitive processes. Contributes to the development of processes and procedures. Thorough knowledge of functional area under supervision. Typically requires 3 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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