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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Wellhead Pumpers
Industry profile for Wellhead Pumpers
Geographic profile for Wellhead Pumpers

National estimates for Wellhead Pumpers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Wellhead Pumpers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,050 5.9 % $ 29.09 $ 60,500 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Wellhead Pumpers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.80 $ 22.40 $ 29.19 $ 35.67 $ 40.92
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,940 $ 46,590 $ 60,720 $ 74,190 $ 85,110


Industry profile for Wellhead Pumpers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Wellhead Pumpers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,140 6.54 $ 29.74 $ 61,860
Support Activities for Mining 3,230 1.19 $ 27.15 $ 56,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Wellhead Pumpers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,140 6.54 $ 29.74 $ 61,860
Support Activities for Mining 3,230 1.19 $ 27.15 $ 56,470

Top paying industries for Wellhead Pumpers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $ 32.03 $ 66,620
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,140 6.54 $ 29.74 $ 61,860
Support Activities for Mining 3,230 1.19 $ 27.15 $ 56,470
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) (8) (8) $ 25.82 $ 53,700


Geographic profile for Wellhead Pumpers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Wellhead Pumpers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,220 0.43 4.98 $ 30.01 $ 62,410
North Dakota 1,200 2.99 34.55 $ 30.99 $ 64,460
Oklahoma 1,050 0.67 7.77 $ 26.76 $ 55,650
Colorado 940 0.36 4.21 $ 35.80 $ 74,470
Kansas 580 0.43 5.02 $ 25.96 $ 53,990




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Wellhead Pumpers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,200 2.99 34.55 $ 30.99 $ 64,460
Wyoming 420 1.61 18.62 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
West Virginia 490 0.75 8.67 $ 20.74 $ 43,140
Oklahoma 1,050 0.67 7.77 $ 26.76 $ 55,650
Kansas 580 0.43 5.02 $ 25.96 $ 53,990




Top paying states for Wellhead Pumpers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 940 0.36 4.21 $ 35.80 $ 74,470
New Mexico 290 0.37 4.30 $ 34.20 $ 71,130
Montana 200 0.43 4.96 $ 31.26 $ 65,020
North Dakota 1,200 2.99 34.55 $ 30.99 $ 64,460
Alaska 50 0.15 1.77 $ 30.92 $ 64,310





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Wellhead Pumpers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,090 0.37 4.24 $ 33.28 $ 69,220
Midland, TX 800 8.02 92.64 $ 32.17 $ 66,910
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 640 0.18 2.05 $ 28.60 $ 59,480
Greeley, CO 390 3.70 42.75 $ 35.62 $ 74,100
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 320 0.22 2.54 $ 37.99 $ 79,020
Oklahoma City, OK 230 0.37 4.28 $ 23.81 $ 49,520
Odessa, TX 210 2.80 32.31 $ 26.91 $ 55,980
Tulsa, OK 140 0.33 3.85 $ 28.59 $ 59,470
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.13 1.53 $ 25.81 $ 53,690
Abilene, TX 90 1.39 16.06 $ 31.97 $ 66,490




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Wellhead Pumpers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Midland, TX 800 8.02 92.64 $ 32.17 $ 66,910
Greeley, CO 390 3.70 42.75 $ 35.62 $ 74,100
Odessa, TX 210 2.80 32.31 $ 26.91 $ 55,980
Casper, WY 70 2.03 23.39 $ 32.49 $ 67,580
Abilene, TX 90 1.39 16.06 $ 31.97 $ 66,490
Williamsport, PA 30 0.74 8.51 $ 28.01 $ 58,250
Charleston, WV 60 0.61 7.08 $ 24.97 $ 51,940
Oklahoma City, OK 230 0.37 4.28 $ 23.81 $ 49,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,090 0.37 4.24 $ 33.28 $ 69,220
Tulsa, OK 140 0.33 3.85 $ 28.59 $ 59,470




Top paying metropolitan areas for Wellhead Pumpers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 320 0.22 2.54 $ 37.99 $ 79,020
Austin-Round Rock, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 36.34 $ 75,580
Greeley, CO 390 3.70 42.75 $ 35.62 $ 74,100
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 30 0.13 1.55 $ 35.44 $ 73,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,090 0.37 4.24 $ 33.28 $ 69,220
Farmington, NM (8) (8) (8) $ 32.70 $ 68,030
Casper, WY 70 2.03 23.39 $ 32.49 $ 67,580
Midland, TX 800 8.02 92.64 $ 32.17 $ 66,910
Abilene, TX 90 1.39 16.06 $ 31.97 $ 66,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 640 0.18 2.05 $ 28.60 $ 59,480

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Wellhead Pumpers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 1,190 10.25 118.38 $ 31.09 $ 64,660
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 740 3.85 44.46 $ 32.37 $ 67,330
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 480 1.28 14.74 $ 27.39 $ 56,970
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 310 2.27 26.17 $ 18.24 $ 37,950
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 230 2.48 28.60 $ 31.55 $ 65,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Wellhead Pumpers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 1,190 10.25 118.38 $ 31.09 $ 64,660
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 740 3.85 44.46 $ 32.37 $ 67,330
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 230 2.48 28.60 $ 31.55 $ 65,620
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 310 2.27 26.17 $ 18.24 $ 37,950
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 180 1.94 22.42 $ 32.87 $ 68,370

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Wellhead Pumpers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 190 1.24 14.27 $ 34.97 $ 72,740
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 180 1.94 22.42 $ 32.87 $ 68,370
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 740 3.85 44.46 $ 32.37 $ 67,330
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 4.61 $ 31.95 $ 66,450
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 230 2.48 28.60 $ 31.55 $ 65,620


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021