Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
13,170 5.8 % $22.00 $45,760 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.34 $15.36 $20.80 $27.73 $33.89
Annual Wage (2) $25,680 $31,940 $43,270 $57,690 $70,500


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 4,270 1.07 $21.44 $44,600
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,760 0.92 $25.49 $53,030
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 1,440 1.51 $20.03 $41,660
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 710 0.64 $24.88 $51,750
Warehousing and Storage 500 0.07 $24.66 $51,300

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 170 2.62 $29.30 $60,950
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 1,440 1.51 $20.03 $41,660
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 310 1.13 (8) (8)
Support Activities for Mining 4,270 1.07 $21.44 $44,600
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,760 0.92 $25.49 $53,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 100 0.26 $29.89 $62,170
Other Pipeline Transportation 170 2.62 $29.30 $60,950
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 40 0.43 $28.85 $60,010
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $28.19 $58,630
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $25.90 $53,880


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 4,460 0.41 4.11 $22.10 $45,970
Pennsylvania 980 0.17 1.76 $22.93 $47,700
Oklahoma 860 0.55 5.55 $24.32 $50,590
California 860 0.06 0.59 $21.22 $44,140
Louisiana 790 0.42 4.20 $22.09 $45,940




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)
North Dakota 580 1.37 13.80 $24.46 $50,880
Wyoming 160 0.57 5.76 $26.97 $56,100
Oklahoma 860 0.55 5.55 $24.32 $50,590
Kansas 600 0.45 4.56 $20.43 $42,500
Louisiana 790 0.42 4.20 $22.09 $45,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $29.08 $60,490
Oregon 80 0.05 0.51 $27.98 $58,200
Wyoming 160 0.57 5.76 $26.97 $56,100
Montana 90 0.21 2.11 $26.82 $55,780
Utah (8) (8) (8) $26.64 $55,400





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 1,590 0.58 5.82 $24.85 $51,690
Lafayette, LA 360 2.36 23.74 $21.13 $43,950
Longview, TX 340 3.39 34.18 $17.87 $37,160
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.36 3.64 $17.44 $36,260
Pittsburgh, PA 330 0.29 2.90 $27.02 $56,210
Oklahoma City, OK 310 0.52 5.28 $24.06 $50,050
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.26 2.57 $18.92 $39,360
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 210 0.72 7.30 $19.26 $40,060
Tulsa, OK 160 0.37 3.70 $24.72 $51,420
Corpus Christi, TX 150 0.83 8.37 $14.95 $31,100




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 340 3.39 34.18 $17.87 $37,160
Lafayette, LA 360 2.36 23.74 $21.13 $43,950
Laredo, TX 100 1.10 11.12 $18.47 $38,420
Wichita Falls, TX 60 1.09 10.97 $23.59 $49,070
Odessa, TX 60 0.88 8.87 $30.01 $62,420
Corpus Christi, TX 150 0.83 8.37 $14.95 $31,100
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 210 0.72 7.30 $19.26 $40,060
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.71 7.12 $23.80 $49,510
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,590 0.58 5.82 $24.85 $51,690
Oklahoma City, OK 310 0.52 5.28 $24.06 $50,050




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.30 $31.34 $65,190
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $31.28 $65,050
Odessa, TX 60 0.88 8.87 $30.01 $62,420
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.84 $27.23 $56,640
Pittsburgh, PA 330 0.29 2.90 $27.02 $56,210
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.21 2.14 $27.00 $56,150
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $25.31 $52,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,590 0.58 5.82 $24.85 $51,690
Tulsa, OK 160 0.37 3.70 $24.72 $51,420
Oklahoma City, OK 310 0.52 5.28 $24.06 $50,050

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 770 2.99 30.06 $22.94 $47,710
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 590 1.52 15.32 $20.36 $42,340
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 440 6.09 61.35 $25.51 $53,050
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 180 1.17 11.78 $16.43 $34,180
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 170 2.41 24.27 $25.11 $52,240

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)
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 440 6.09 61.35 $25.51 $53,050
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 770 2.99 30.06 $22.94 $47,710
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 170 2.41 24.27 $25.11 $52,240
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.60 16.07 $25.80 $53,650
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 590 1.52 15.32 $20.36 $42,340

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) $32.38 $67,350
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.59 5.89 $27.39 $56,970
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.96 $54,000
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.60 16.07 $25.80 $53,650
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 0.80 8.01 $25.76 $53,580


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014