v3.10.0.1
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Feb. 14, 2019
Jun. 29, 2018
Entity Registrant Name USA Compression Partners, LP    
Entity Central Index Key 0001522727    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2018    
Amendment Flag false    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 831,898,973
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Ex Transition Period false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Common units      
Units outstanding   90,000,504  
Class B Units      
Units outstanding   6,397,965