How much does a Toolpusher make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Toolpusher in the United States is $52 as of August 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $47 and $56. 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. 

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Job Description for Toolpusher

Toolpusher oversees all rig operations to ensure the operations are conducted safely and effectively and meet customer expectations. Provides proper guidance and direction to rig crew on specific tasks to be performed, enforcing safe work practices and conducting training sessions as necessary. Being a Toolpusher monitors employees' performance and progress, addressing attendance issues and making sure crew is provided with appropriate tools and supplies. May require an associate degree or its equivalent. Additionally, Toolpusher typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Toolpusher manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Toolpusher typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Skills associated with Toolpusher: Crew Dispatch, Tools/sensors, Rig Operations, Safety Procedures

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