Petroleum Technician Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Petroleum Technician Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Petroleum Technician Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Petroleum Technicians:

What is a Petroleum Technician?

Petroleum Technicians assist scientists or engineers in the use of electronic, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in both laboratory and production activities. They investigate and collect information leading to the possible discovery of new metallic ore, minerals, gas, coal, or petroleum deposits. They may also analyze mud and drill cuttings, as well as chart pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of wells or bore holes.

What is the Salary Range for a Petroleum Technician?

Depending on the work setting and state where Petroleum Technicians are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, Petroleum Technicians made between $25,000 and $103,000, with the average annual salary being approximately $62,000.

How Many Petroleum Technicians Are Nationally Employed?

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

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
15,100 4.6% $29.92 $62,240 2.5%

*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 Petroleum Technician is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.19 $18.14 $27.15 $37.61 $49.56

Where Are Most Petroleum Technicians 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 6,340 0.54 5.02 $32.94 $68,510
California 1,440 0.09 0.84 $27.41 $57,010
Oklahoma 1,340 0.85 7.87 $28.44 $59,160
Louisiana 740 0.38 3.56 $28.06 $58,370
Pennsylvania 630 0.11 1.03 $25.11 $52,220

Petroleum Technician Overtime Pay Lawsuit News

Petroleum Technician Overtime Pay Lawsuit News

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What are the Laws for Petroleum Technician Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Petroleum Technicians are often entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in one week. If an employer denies a Petroleum Technician overtime wages, it could give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

There are strict time limitations for filing a claim so it is important that you discuss your case in a timely manner. If you wait too long, you may lose your ability to recover some or all of your back pay. An experienced Petroleum Technician overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Some states have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for Petroleum Technicians. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.

Are Petroleum Technicians Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Because Petroleum Technicians play an essential role in laboratory and production activities related to natural resources, they often work far more than 40 hours in a workweek. Many of them are not paid overtime for these excess hours as required under the FLSA. The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to a Petroleum Technician can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Petroleum Technician 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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