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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
12,970 5.7 % $26.48 $55,080 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.01 $19.47 $26.46 $32.66 $38.60
Annual Wage (2) $33,300 $40,500 $55,040 $67,930 $80,280


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 8,120 5.75 $27.51 $57,210
Support Activities for Mining 4,340 1.24 $24.53 $51,010

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 8,120 5.75 $27.51 $57,210
Support Activities for Mining 4,340 1.24 $24.53 $51,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $33.20 $69,060
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,120 5.75 $27.51 $57,210
Support Activities for Mining 4,340 1.24 $24.53 $51,010


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 5,510 0.44 5.02 $26.50 $55,130
Oklahoma 1,500 0.93 10.50 $25.30 $52,630
North Dakota 1,110 2.63 29.72 $27.73 $57,680
Colorado 920 0.34 3.87 $34.55 $71,860
Pennsylvania 600 0.10 1.15 $21.16 $44,010




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 1,110 2.63 29.72 $27.73 $57,680
Wyoming 410 1.52 17.17 $29.77 $61,920
Oklahoma 1,500 0.93 10.50 $25.30 $52,630
West Virginia 480 0.69 7.77 $20.93 $43,530
Montana 240 0.52 5.86 $32.39 $67,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 920 0.34 3.87 $34.55 $71,860
New Mexico 260 0.32 3.61 $32.96 $68,560
Montana 240 0.52 5.86 $32.39 $67,380
Wyoming 410 1.52 17.17 $29.77 $61,920
Utah 150 0.10 1.09 $29.71 $61,790





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)
Midland, TX 530 4.82 54.61 $28.73 $59,750
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 400 0.27 3.02 $35.35 $73,530
Oklahoma City, OK 280 0.44 5.00 $28.93 $60,170
Tulsa, OK 250 0.55 6.26 $26.35 $54,800
Pittsburgh, PA 220 0.19 2.15 $20.03 $41,660
Odessa, TX 220 2.66 30.09 $25.96 $53,990
Bakersfield, CA 90 0.28 3.22 $23.65 $49,180
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.48 5.39 $22.80 $47,420
Charleston, WV 80 0.75 8.47 $22.40 $46,590
Casper, WY 70 1.85 20.93 $32.26 $67,100




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)
Midland, TX 530 4.82 54.61 $28.73 $59,750
Odessa, TX 220 2.66 30.09 $25.96 $53,990
Casper, WY 70 1.85 20.93 $32.26 $67,100
Abilene, TX 70 1.02 11.54 $30.14 $62,680
Charleston, WV 80 0.75 8.47 $22.40 $46,590
Tyler, TX 60 0.60 6.82 $25.38 $52,790
Wheeling, WV-OH 40 0.58 6.55 (8) (8)
Tulsa, OK 250 0.55 6.26 $26.35 $54,800
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.48 5.39 $22.80 $47,420
Oklahoma City, OK 280 0.44 5.00 $28.93 $60,170




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)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 400 0.27 3.02 $35.35 $73,530
Farmington, NM (8) (8) (8) $33.94 $70,590
Casper, WY 70 1.85 20.93 $32.26 $67,100
San Angelo, TX (8) (8) (8) $30.66 $63,760
Abilene, TX 70 1.02 11.54 $30.14 $62,680
Oklahoma City, OK 280 0.44 5.00 $28.93 $60,170
Midland, TX 530 4.82 54.61 $28.73 $59,750
Tulsa, OK 250 0.55 6.26 $26.35 $54,800
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $26.11 $54,310
Odessa, TX 220 2.66 30.09 $25.96 $53,990

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 1,090 8.71 98.61 $27.79 $57,810
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 710 3.51 39.79 $30.62 $63,690
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 480 1.22 13.85 $23.79 $49,480
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 450 2.97 33.58 $25.63 $53,320
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 300 3.06 34.62 $29.87 $62,140

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 1,090 8.71 98.61 $27.79 $57,810
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 710 3.51 39.79 $30.62 $63,690
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 300 3.06 34.62 $29.87 $62,140
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 200 3.06 34.64 $32.79 $68,210
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 450 2.97 33.58 $25.63 $53,320

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 200 3.06 34.64 $32.79 $68,210
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 0.97 11.01 $32.42 $67,430
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 170 1.02 11.54 $32.41 $67,410
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 7.08 $32.23 $67,050
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 160 1.60 18.16 $32.02 $66,610


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020