Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
12,860 4.9 % $23.17 $48,180 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.31 $17.17 $22.59 $28.34 $33.88
Annual Wage (2) $27,680 $35,720 $46,990 $58,950 $70,470


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 8,320 4.29 $24.34 $50,620
Support Activities for Mining 4,050 0.98 $20.51 $42,650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 0.00 (8) (8)

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 8,320 4.29 $24.34 $50,620
Support Activities for Mining 4,050 0.98 $20.51 $42,650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 0.00 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,320 4.29 $24.34 $50,620
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas (8) (8) $20.81 $43,290
Support Activities for Mining 4,050 0.98 $20.51 $42,650
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $19.21 $39,970
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $19.08 $39,690


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 3,080 0.27 2.85 $23.95 $49,820
Pennsylvania 1,200 0.21 2.25 $20.26 $42,140
Oklahoma 890 0.56 6.00 $23.75 $49,400
West Virginia 880 1.24 13.32 $18.21 $37,880
North Dakota 880 1.96 21.03 $31.16 $64,820



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 840 2.96 31.78 $25.64 $53,330
North Dakota 880 1.96 21.03 $31.16 $64,820
West Virginia 880 1.24 13.32 $18.21 $37,880
New Mexico 840 1.06 11.32 $25.84 $53,740
Oklahoma 890 0.56 6.00 $23.75 $49,400



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 880 1.96 21.03 $31.16 $64,820
Montana 230 0.52 5.61 $28.18 $58,610
Colorado 780 0.32 3.40 $27.49 $57,190
California 360 0.02 0.25 $26.25 $54,610
New Mexico 840 1.06 11.32 $25.84 $53,740




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 660 0.23 2.42 $24.34 $50,620
Pittsburgh, PA 580 0.52 5.54 $21.18 $44,050
Midland, TX 370 3.94 42.20 $26.75 $55,640
Farmington, NM 270 5.31 56.97 $27.33 $56,840
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 0.19 2.02 $26.11 $54,310
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.24 2.62 $26.10 $54,280
Bakersfield, CA 230 0.76 8.17 $27.16 $56,490
Longview, TX 190 1.97 21.10 $17.47 $36,340
Odessa, TX 180 2.45 26.29 $22.76 $47,330
Oklahoma City, OK 170 0.28 2.95 $25.47 $52,980



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 270 5.31 56.97 $27.33 $56,840
Midland, TX 370 3.94 42.20 $26.75 $55,640
Odessa, TX 180 2.45 26.29 $22.76 $47,330
Casper, WY 100 2.27 24.35 $26.08 $54,250
Longview, TX 190 1.97 21.10 $17.47 $36,340
Charleston, WV 150 1.30 13.95 $18.42 $38,310
Bakersfield, CA 230 0.76 8.17 $27.16 $56,490
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 80 0.63 6.80 $16.86 $35,070
Pittsburgh, PA 580 0.52 5.54 $21.18 $44,050
Tulsa, OK 160 0.38 4.06 $22.07 $45,900



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)
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.33 3.57 $30.47 $63,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.11 $29.34 $61,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.67 $59,630
Farmington, NM 270 5.31 56.97 $27.33 $56,840
Bakersfield, CA 230 0.76 8.17 $27.16 $56,490
Midland, TX 370 3.94 42.20 $26.75 $55,640
San Angelo, TX (8) (8) (8) $26.23 $54,560
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 0.19 2.02 $26.11 $54,310
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.24 2.62 $26.10 $54,280
Casper, WY 100 2.27 24.35 $26.08 $54,250

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)
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 720 8.53 91.45 $31.32 $65,150
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 570 2.80 30.07 $21.95 $45,660
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 530 3.58 38.37 $18.49 $38,470
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 500 3.73 39.99 $25.08 $52,160
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 340 6.84 73.36 $23.54 $48,960

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 West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 720 8.53 91.45 $31.32 $65,150
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 340 6.84 73.36 $23.54 $48,960
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 170 4.06 43.55 $26.58 $55,290
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 500 3.73 39.99 $25.08 $52,160
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 3.72 39.88 $30.77 $64,000

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 West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 720 8.53 91.45 $31.32 $65,150
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 3.72 39.88 $30.77 $64,000
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 2.37 25.43 $30.77 $63,990
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.88 20.11 $30.54 $63,530
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.94 10.09 $27.46 $57,120


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016