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Tool Pusher Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Tool Pusher Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about tool pushers:

What Is a Tool Pusher?

Tool Pushers assist Offshore Installation Managers’ (OIM)  in all operations carried out on board the installation. Specifically, they assist in organization and supervision of casing and cementing operations, ensure application of appropriate well control measures, participate in on-the-job training and formal training of the crew, and co-ordinate the operations plan provided by the customer under the direction of the OIM.

Since Tool Pushers help with the training of employees and carry out company rules and regulations, they are important positions to have on duty, quite often working more than 40 hours in a workweek.

What is the Salary Range for a Tool Pusher?

Depending on the work setting and state where tool pushers are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, tool pushers made between $40,010 and $102,880, with the average annual salary being approximately $68,040.

How Many Tool 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
538,220 0.6% $32.71 $68,040 0.2%

*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 tool pusher is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.23 $24.13 $30.28 $39.13 $49.46

Where Are Most Tool 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 68,270 5.81 1.52 $33.05 $68,740
California 48,610 3.04 0.79 $38.14 $79,340
Florida 41,370 5.03 1.31 $28.76 $59,830
New York 23,520 2.59 0.67 $40.96 $85,200
North Carolina 21,220 5.02 1.31 $27.74 $57,710

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What are the Laws for Tool Pusher Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Overtime Laws (FLSA), employers are required to pay all non-exempt tool pushers overtime for all hours worked over 40 per 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.

Tool pushers often work far more than 40 hours in a workweek, but many employers do not pay them due overtime wages. If you believe your employer has violated the FLSA by denying your overtime pay, your best option is to contact an experienced attorney who can advice you of your rights under the FLSA and state laws.

Is a Tool Pusher Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Tool pushers are the supervisors on offshore installations, and as such, they oversee the other employees and are involved in employee training. The many important responsibilities tool pushers have often require them to work more than 40 hours a 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 tool pushers not receiving all of the required overtime.

To determine if your particular case falls under the FLSA, it is best to consult an experienced attorney, as the exemptions coupled with state laws are complicated.

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

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

If an employer does not include all of the time spent on required duties when calculating hours worked, it can result in the tool pushers not receiving all of their due overtime wages.  The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to tool 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 Tool Pushers?

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

  • FranTech
  • Moody International
  • ENGlobal
  • WellsCo

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