I am an oilfield worker, AMA.
I work in the oilfield in Odessa/Midland, TX. I'm a flowback operator and make a salary as well as job bonuses per day, the amount depending on how much equipment I run.
I work with frac when they pump too much sand downhole and I flow the sand out into the pit. I work with coil or a pulling unit drilling out frac plugs, and sometimes I sit on a well keeping track of how much oil the well is making.
I saw a lot of questions lately pertaining to the oilfield, so I figured I'd get in here.
My proof: http://i.imgur.com/Ry2OtDN.jpg
And a pay stub from two months ago: http://i.imgur.com/FS1NOYX.jpg
Edit: I'm on my phone so it takes me awhile to type responses, but I'm gonna be answering questions as long as the thread is active.
Also, if you have a question I couldn't answer well feel free to visit /r/oilandgasworkers. It's a helpful bunch.
Holy dick, this got popular. I am about to get home, just got done driving through an ice storm to get to town. I'll be answering questions again soon.
Edit: I'm heading to bed, I'll be back tomorrow. So far I think I've answered at least a couple hundred questions and pm's. We are on a roll.
Edit: answered every question so far in my inbox, time to watch The Interview. It's on vudu! SUPPORT DIGITAL RELEASES GOD DAMN IT!
Also, a lot of people seem extremely misinformed about what a frac is. Here is a short video that explains the process.
Edit: alright, I'm back and answering any questions.