Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Tend, control, or operate power-driven, stationary, or portable pumps and manifold systems to transfer gases, oil, other liquids, slurries, or powdered materials to and from various vessels and processes.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,870 6.9 % $22.88 $47,590 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.17 $15.57 $21.45 $29.32 $35.08
Annual Wage (2) $25,300 $32,380 $44,610 $60,980 $72,970


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 4,240 1.12 $23.39 $48,660
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,960 1.08 $26.36 $54,830
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 970 1.03 $19.14 $39,810
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 620 0.56 $25.25 $52,510
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 440 0.31 $23.78 $49,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 150 2.32 $30.36 $63,150
Support Activities for Mining 4,240 1.12 $23.39 $48,660
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,960 1.08 $26.36 $54,830
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 970 1.03 $19.14 $39,810
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 620 0.56 $25.25 $52,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Freight Trucking (8) (8) $30.37 $63,170
Other Pipeline Transportation 150 2.32 $30.36 $63,150
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $28.22 $58,690
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 40 0.48 $27.77 $57,770
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,960 1.08 $26.36 $54,830


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,670 0.35 3.81 $24.85 $51,690
Pennsylvania 1,170 0.21 2.29 $22.49 $46,780
Louisiana 880 0.47 5.17 $22.26 $46,300
Oklahoma 770 0.50 5.51 $22.66 $47,130
Colorado 640 0.29 3.16 $27.06 $56,280




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 140 0.50 5.45 $28.07 $58,390
Oklahoma 770 0.50 5.51 $22.66 $47,130
Kansas 640 0.48 5.28 $20.32 $42,270
Louisiana 880 0.47 5.17 $22.26 $46,300
Texas 3,670 0.35 3.81 $24.85 $51,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 90 0.07 0.80 $28.54 $59,370
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $28.09 $58,430
Wyoming 140 0.50 5.45 $28.07 $58,390
Colorado 640 0.29 3.16 $27.06 $56,280
Indiana 120 0.04 0.48 $26.59 $55,310





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,250 0.47 5.20 $28.26 $58,780
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 3.11 $30.61 $63,660
Oklahoma City, OK 250 0.43 4.71 $22.79 $47,390
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 220 0.23 2.56 $18.33 $38,140
Longview, TX 220 2.22 24.39 $22.12 $46,010
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 180 0.67 7.35 $19.67 $40,920
Tulsa, OK 170 0.41 4.54 $22.54 $46,880
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 150 0.95 10.42 $23.84 $49,590
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 130 1.35 14.85 $22.04 $45,850
Corpus Christi, TX 110 0.58 6.42 $16.33 $33,960




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, TX 220 2.22 24.39 $22.12 $46,010
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 130 1.35 14.85 $22.04 $45,850
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 150 0.95 10.42 $23.84 $49,590
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 180 0.67 7.35 $19.67 $40,920
Corpus Christi, TX 110 0.58 6.42 $16.33 $33,960
Midland, TX 40 0.55 6.07 $25.82 $53,700
Odessa, TX 30 0.49 5.42 $21.25 $44,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,250 0.47 5.20 $28.26 $58,780
Oklahoma City, OK 250 0.43 4.71 $22.79 $47,390
Tulsa, OK 170 0.41 4.54 $22.54 $46,880




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 3.11 $30.61 $63,660
College Station-Bryan, TX (8) (8) (8) $29.17 $60,670
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,250 0.47 5.20 $28.26 $58,780
Wichita Falls, TX (8) (8) (8) $28.24 $58,740
Evansville, IN-KY 30 0.19 2.09 $27.30 $56,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 40 0.02 0.20 $27.14 $56,440
Midland, TX 40 0.55 6.07 $25.82 $53,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.23 $25.81 $53,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.08 $52,170
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 50 0.04 0.44 $24.91 $51,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 590 1.54 16.92 $20.06 $41,710
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 510 3.17 34.82 $14.79 $30,770
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 400 1.58 17.30 $27.56 $57,320
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 0.83 9.14 $25.30 $52,630
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 1.62 17.80 $22.24 $46,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 510 3.17 34.82 $14.79 $30,770
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 1.62 17.80 $22.24 $46,260
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 400 1.58 17.30 $27.56 $57,320
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 590 1.54 16.92 $20.06 $41,710
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 0.83 9.14 $25.30 $52,630

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.40 $67,400
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 400 1.58 17.30 $27.56 $57,320
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.15 $56,460
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.67 $53,380
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 0.83 9.14 $25.30 $52,630


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013