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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
10,820 10.3 % $22.84 $47,510 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.91 $16.70 $21.34 $27.89 $35.10
Annual Wage (2) $28,930 $34,740 $44,380 $58,000 $73,010


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 3,930 1.22 $22.49 $46,770
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 770 0.14 $22.43 $46,660
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 650 2.24 $23.16 $48,170
Oil and Gas Extraction 600 0.42 $27.72 $57,660
Utility System Construction 400 0.08 $22.26 $46,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 650 2.24 $23.16 $48,170
Other Pipeline Transportation 140 1.52 $26.36 $54,840
Support Activities for Mining 3,930 1.22 $22.49 $46,770
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 80 0.77 $26.19 $54,460
Oil and Gas Extraction 600 0.42 $27.72 $57,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) (8) (8) $31.72 $65,970
Coal Mining 140 0.28 $28.87 $60,060
Oil and Gas Extraction 600 0.42 $27.72 $57,660
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 310 0.28 $27.27 $56,730
Dairy Product Manufacturing 80 0.05 $26.38 $54,870


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 2,790 0.23 3.08 $21.27 $44,230
Louisiana 2,120 1.11 14.83 $24.17 $50,270
California 680 0.04 0.53 $26.32 $54,750
North Dakota 560 1.36 18.14 $21.89 $45,540
Pennsylvania 440 0.08 1.01 $20.37 $42,370




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 560 1.36 18.14 $21.89 $45,540
Louisiana 2,120 1.11 14.83 $24.17 $50,270
Alaska 180 0.58 7.73 $25.48 $52,990
Wyoming 110 0.40 5.36 (8) (8)
Oklahoma 410 0.26 3.46 $22.36 $46,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 60 0.02 0.25 $26.55 $55,230
Alabama 50 0.03 0.37 $26.42 $54,960
California 680 0.04 0.53 $26.32 $54,750
Utah 40 0.02 0.33 $25.51 $53,060
Illinois 190 0.03 0.42 $25.51 $53,050





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 820 0.27 3.66 $21.33 $44,360
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 330 0.03 0.46 $21.98 $45,720
Grand Junction, CO 190 3.02 40.37 $18.15 $37,760
Portsmouth, NH-ME 160 1.71 22.83 $24.25 $50,450
Midland, TX 160 1.55 20.70 $13.59 $28,260
Bakersfield, CA 130 0.43 5.79 $25.51 $53,060
Greeley, CO 130 1.24 16.60 $27.20 $56,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.04 0.59 $21.63 $44,990
Longview, TX 100 1.06 14.13 $21.05 $43,790
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.48 6.36 $28.78 $59,870




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)
Grand Junction, CO 190 3.02 40.37 $18.15 $37,760
Portsmouth, NH-ME 160 1.71 22.83 $24.25 $50,450
Midland, TX 160 1.55 20.70 $13.59 $28,260
Greeley, CO 130 1.24 16.60 $27.20 $56,570
Longview, TX 100 1.06 14.13 $21.05 $43,790
Odessa, TX 70 0.87 11.59 $20.18 $41,970
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.48 6.36 $28.78 $59,870
Bakersfield, CA 130 0.43 5.79 $25.51 $53,060
Amarillo, TX 40 0.32 4.26 $32.09 $66,740
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.29 3.94 $17.36 $36,110




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)
Amarillo, TX 40 0.32 4.26 $32.09 $66,740
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.48 6.36 $28.78 $59,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.03 0.34 $28.13 $58,500
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $27.71 $57,640
Greeley, CO 130 1.24 16.60 $27.20 $56,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $27.17 $56,510
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.11 1.50 $27.00 $56,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $26.81 $55,770
Bakersfield, CA 130 0.43 5.79 $25.51 $53,060
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $25.00 $52,000

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)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 470 3.86 51.68 $23.39 $48,640
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 440 2.28 30.44 $19.78 $41,140
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.14 15.21 (8) (8)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.92 12.28 $26.57 $55,260
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 9.57 $24.08 $50,080

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 North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 470 3.86 51.68 $23.39 $48,640
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 440 2.28 30.44 $19.78 $41,140
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.14 15.21 (8) (8)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.92 12.28 $26.57 $55,260
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 11.07 $27.81 $57,850

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)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 11.07 $27.81 $57,850
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.40 $57,000
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 0.92 12.28 $26.57 $55,260
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.30 $54,700
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 9.57 $24.08 $50,080


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019