v3.19.3.a.u2
Cover page - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Feb. 13, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
Cover page.      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 001-35779    
Entity Registrant Name USA Compression Partners, LP    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 75-2771546    
Entity Address, Address Line One 111 Congress Avenue, Suite 2400    
Entity Address, City or Town Austin    
Entity Address, State or Province TX    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 78701    
City Area Code 512    
Local Phone Number 473-2662    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Units Representing Limited Partner Interests    
Trading Symbol USAC    
Security Exchange Name NYSE    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 879,600,000
Units outstanding   96,650,859  
Documents Incorporated by Reference [Text Block]
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE: NONE
   
Entity Central Index Key 0001522727    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY