Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers

Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.


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)
13,410 5.5 % $22.59 $46,990 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.49 $17.15 $22.10 $27.74 $33.17
Annual Wage (2) $28,050 $35,670 $45,960 $57,700 $68,990


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)
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,260 4.29 $23.18 $48,220
Support Activities for Mining 4,780 1.20 $21.67 $45,080
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 120 0.43 $19.13 $39,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 0.00 $26.47 $55,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,260 4.29 $23.18 $48,220
Support Activities for Mining 4,780 1.20 $21.67 $45,080
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 120 0.43 $19.13 $39,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 0.00 $26.47 $55,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $26.47 $55,060
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,260 4.29 $23.18 $48,220
Support Activities for Mining 4,780 1.20 $21.67 $45,080
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $20.84 $43,350
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 120 0.43 $19.13 $39,790


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 3,780 0.35 3.42 $23.31 $48,490
Oklahoma 1,130 0.73 7.20 $21.30 $44,300
Pennsylvania 930 0.17 1.65 $20.35 $42,330
New Mexico 930 1.18 11.71 $23.77 $49,440
West Virginia 880 1.24 12.28 $19.06 $39,650




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 700 2.50 24.75 $23.26 $48,380
West Virginia 880 1.24 12.28 $19.06 $39,650
New Mexico 930 1.18 11.71 $23.77 $49,440
Montana 380 0.86 8.55 $24.12 $50,160
Oklahoma 1,130 0.73 7.20 $21.30 $44,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $31.63 $65,780
California 440 0.03 0.30 $28.07 $58,390
Colorado 710 0.31 3.05 $25.32 $52,670
Montana 380 0.86 8.55 $24.12 $50,160
Utah 280 0.22 2.20 $23.98 $49,870





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 1,020 0.37 3.68 $23.88 $49,680
Pittsburgh, PA 400 0.36 3.54 $20.28 $42,180
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 300 0.23 2.32 $25.11 $52,230
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 300 0.33 3.22 $23.66 $49,200
Tulsa, OK 260 0.61 6.03 $20.71 $43,080
Midland, TX 250 3.05 30.15 $24.16 $50,240
Charleston, WV 220 1.55 15.34 $19.96 $41,510
Farmington, NM 220 4.32 42.77 $28.17 $58,590
Greeley, CO 160 1.84 18.20 $25.26 $52,550
Longview, TX 140 1.46 14.40 $21.52 $44,760




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)
Farmington, NM 220 4.32 42.77 $28.17 $58,590
Midland, TX 250 3.05 30.15 $24.16 $50,240
Casper, WY 90 2.04 20.19 $22.60 $47,010
Greeley, CO 160 1.84 18.20 $25.26 $52,550
Charleston, WV 220 1.55 15.34 $19.96 $41,510
Longview, TX 140 1.46 14.40 $21.52 $44,760
Fort Smith, AR-OK 110 1.01 9.98 $23.62 $49,120
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 60 0.94 9.27 $15.71 $32,670
Wichita Falls, TX 30 0.61 6.02 $21.11 $43,900
Tulsa, OK 260 0.61 6.03 $20.71 $43,080




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.69 $68,000
Farmington, NM 220 4.32 42.77 $28.17 $58,590
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 90 0.10 1.01 $25.32 $52,660
Greeley, CO 160 1.84 18.20 $25.26 $52,550
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 300 0.23 2.32 $25.11 $52,230
Odessa, TX (8) (8) (8) $24.64 $51,250
Victoria, TX (8) (8) (8) $24.20 $50,340
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $24.18 $50,290
Midland, TX 250 3.05 30.15 $24.16 $50,240
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,020 0.37 3.68 $23.88 $49,680

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 670 5.20 51.44 $22.25 $46,270
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 650 2.51 24.87 $23.76 $49,420
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 520 3.68 36.40 $18.83 $39,160
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 420 1.10 10.83 $19.33 $40,200
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 280 2.40 23.78 $23.96 $49,850

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)
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 230 5.75 56.87 $24.43 $50,810
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 200 5.68 56.18 $23.60 $49,080
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 670 5.20 51.44 $22.25 $46,270
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 260 5.10 50.46 $24.18 $50,300
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 230 4.70 46.50 $19.46 $40,480

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)
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.04 $66,650
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 2.14 21.18 $30.08 $62,580
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 110 1.78 17.59 $28.51 $59,310
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 1.01 10.02 $25.41 $52,860
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.82 8.09 $25.23 $52,480


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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