Mud Pusher Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Mud Pusher Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Mud Pusher Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about mud pushers:

What Is a Mud Pusher?

In the oil and gas industry, mud pushers direct workers in mixing drilling mud and circulating mud in borehole, as well as in use of special drilling mud to prevent blowouts from gas pressure. Mud pushers may even supervise operations at producing wells to maintain and regulate flow of gas or oil.

What is the Salary Range for a Mud Pusher?

Depending on the work setting and state where mud pushers are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, mud pushers made between $33,790 and $75,520, with the average annual salary being approximately $51,000.

How Many Mud Pushers Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation is as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
11,580 5.8% $24.59 $51,140 1.1%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a top drive technician is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.24 $18.76 $23.14 $28.83 $36.31

Where Are Most Mud Pushers Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
Texas 4,980 0.42 5.14 $24.21 $50,370
Oklahoma 1,120 0.71 8.57 $23.79 $49,490
New Mexico 980 1.22 14.75 $21.73 $45,190
North Dakota 680 1.60 19.43 $28.98 $60,280
California 550 0.03 0.42 $28.57 $59,420

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What are the Laws for Mud Pusher Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Overtime Laws (FLSA), employers are required to pay all non-exempt mud pushers overtime for all hours worked over 40 in one week. Overtime wages must equal one and one half times the worker’s regular rate of pay.

Some states also have specific laws that supplement or contradict the FLSA.

In calculating the number of hours worked, the employer must consider all required work performed in all facilities and departments, both before and after a shift, including staff meetings and required paid training.  If an employer does not include all of this time in the calculation of hours worked, it can result in the mud pushers not receiving all of the required overtime.  The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to mud pushers can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

Is a Mud Pusher Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Since Mud Pushers help direct workers in daily tasks, they are important positions to have on duty so the job gets done. Quite often, Mud Pushers work more than 40 hours in a work week, many of them are not paid overtime as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires employers to pay all non-exempt Mud Pushers overtime for all hours worked over 40 in the workweek at a rate equal to one and one half times their regular rate of pay.

If you believe you or someone you know has been denied overtime pay law benefits working as a mud pusher for an oil and gas company, you should contact an experienced overtime pay lawyer to discuss your case. Overtime pay lawyers will be able to determine whether you are able to file an overtime lawsuit based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Does a Company Have to Pay Overtime Wages to a Mud Pusher?

In most cases, a company is required to pay overtime wages to mud pushers as mandated in the FLSA.

A company must pay one and one-half times the mud pusher’s regular wage for all hours past 40 in one week. In calculating the number of hours worked, the employer must consider all required work performed in all facilities and departments, both before and after a shift, including staff meetings and required paid training.

If an employer does not include all of this time in the calculation of hours worked, it can result in the mud pushers not receiving all of the required overtime.  The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to mud pushers can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

There are strict time deadlines for filing these lawsuits, so it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney who can determine if your case is covered by the FLSA.

What Companies Have Denied Overtime Wages to Mud Pushers?

Our overtime pay lawyers frequently represent mud pushers in overtime pay lawsuits. We are currently handling cases for mud pushers who were denied overtime pay by many employers, some of which include:

  • FranTech
  • Moody International
  • ENGlobal
  • WellsCo

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Mud Pusher Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.  We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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