Top Drive Mechanic Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Top Drive Mechanic Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Top Drive Mechanic Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about top drive mechanics:

What Is a Top Drive Mechanic?

In the oil and gas industry, top drive mechanics are responsible for repairing top drive systems, as well as diagnosing various rig equipment, including diesel engines, rig draw works, mud pumps, compressors, and transmissions. Additionally, a top drive mechanic reads Hydraulic and Electric schematics for top drive systems, as well as prepares accurate records of assembly or repair of equipment.

Top drive mechanics generally have extensive training and experience in the field.

What is the Salary Range for a Top Drive Mechanic?

Depending on the work setting and state where top drive mechanics are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, top drive mechanics made between $26,060 to $60,600, with the average annual salary being approximately $40,480.

How Many Top Drive Mechanics 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
51,290 4.3% $19.46 $40,480 2.1%

*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 mechanic is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.53 $14.72 $17.95 $23.22 $29.14

Where Are Most Top Drive Mechanics 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 22,840 1.94 5.32 $18.01 $37,460
Oklahoma 4,760 3.00 8.21 $18.55 $38,590
California 3,520 0.22 0.60 $26.85 $55,840
North Dakota 2,960 6.97 19.08 $23.34 $48,540
Louisiana 2,940 1.53 4.18 $18.63 $38,760

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What are the Laws for Top Drive Mechanic Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Overtime Laws (FLSA), employers are required to pay all non-exempt top drive mechanics 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.

Top drive mechanics 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 Top Drive Mechanic Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Top drive mechanics often work far more than 40 hours per week, and in many cases, they are covered under the FLSA. This means that employers must pay these workers one and one half times their regular pay for each hour worked past 40 a week.

To determine if a 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 Top Drive Mechanic?

In many cases, a company is required to pay overtime wages to top drive mechanics as mandated in the FLSA.

If an employer violates the FLSA, a lawsuit can be filed to recover back pay. These lawsuits are often filed by an entire group of top drive mechanics against an employer.

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 Top Drive Mechanics?

Our overtime pay lawyers frequently represent top drive mechanics in overtime pay lawsuits. We are currently handling cases for top drive mechanics 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 Top Drive Mechanic 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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