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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
10,000 6.2 % $23.61 $49,120 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.94 $16.92 $21.65 $28.71 $37.43
Annual Wage (2) $29,000 $35,190 $45,040 $59,720 $77,860


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 2,450 0.70 $23.62 $49,120
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 800 0.23 $19.51 $40,590
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 690 0.12 $22.68 $47,170
Oil and Gas Extraction 440 0.31 $32.34 $67,280
Utility System Construction 430 0.08 $24.58 $51,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 130 1.56 $29.22 $60,790
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 380 1.27 $23.02 $47,880
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 80 0.70 $30.14 $62,700
Support Activities for Mining 2,450 0.70 $23.62 $49,120
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 190 0.53 $22.80 $47,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 440 0.31 $32.34 $67,280
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 390 0.06 $31.46 $65,430
Coal Mining (8) (8) $30.23 $62,870
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 80 0.70 $30.14 $62,700
Other Pipeline Transportation 130 1.56 $29.22 $60,790


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 2,890 0.23 3.42 $21.52 $44,770
Louisiana 1,100 0.57 8.44 $24.83 $51,650
North Dakota 680 1.62 23.72 $22.32 $46,420
Oklahoma 550 0.34 4.99 $18.76 $39,020
California 450 0.03 0.38 $26.97 $56,090




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 680 1.62 23.72 $22.32 $46,420
Louisiana 1,100 0.57 8.44 $24.83 $51,650
Alaska 160 0.50 7.34 $28.97 $60,250
Oklahoma 550 0.34 4.99 $18.76 $39,020
Wyoming 70 0.26 3.80 $22.80 $47,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 280 0.08 1.15 $30.18 $62,770
Alaska 160 0.50 7.34 $28.97 $60,250
Illinois 200 0.03 0.48 $28.68 $59,660
Alabama 60 0.03 0.46 $27.88 $57,980
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $27.67 $57,550





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 380 0.04 0.57 $23.10 $48,040
Midland, TX 290 2.63 38.56 $18.26 $37,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 270 0.10 1.42 $30.58 $63,610
Greeley, CO 180 1.65 24.26 $31.12 $64,730
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 150 0.27 4.04 $22.64 $47,090
Grand Junction, CO 150 2.35 34.58 $18.94 $39,400
Odessa, TX 150 1.80 26.37 $18.02 $37,480
Bakersfield, CA 140 0.43 6.27 $28.42 $59,120
Longview, TX 110 1.12 16.44 $21.64 $45,010
Austin-Round Rock, TX 90 0.09 1.30 $20.09 $41,800




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 290 2.63 38.56 $18.26 $37,970
Grand Junction, CO 150 2.35 34.58 $18.94 $39,400
Odessa, TX 150 1.80 26.37 $18.02 $37,480
Greeley, CO 180 1.65 24.26 $31.12 $64,730
Longview, TX 110 1.12 16.44 $21.64 $45,010
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 80 0.98 14.33 $20.61 $42,860
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 90 0.62 9.07 $16.71 $34,750
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.49 7.25 $22.41 $46,600
Bakersfield, CA 140 0.43 6.27 $28.42 $59,120
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 150 0.27 4.04 $22.64 $47,090




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $32.74 $68,110
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $32.51 $67,620
Greeley, CO 180 1.65 24.26 $31.12 $64,730
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 270 0.10 1.42 $30.58 $63,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $29.54 $61,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 40 0.01 0.09 $29.35 $61,050
Bakersfield, CA 140 0.43 6.27 $28.42 $59,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 80 0.03 0.40 $26.91 $55,970
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.25 3.72 $26.15 $54,390
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $25.23 $52,480

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 3.78 55.49 $23.77 $49,440
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 240 1.18 17.35 $22.05 $45,860
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.11 16.37 $30.45 $63,330
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.85 12.54 $28.94 $60,190
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 10.92 $29.31 $60,970

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 3.78 55.49 $23.77 $49,440
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 240 1.18 17.35 $22.05 $45,860
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.11 16.37 $30.45 $63,330
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.85 12.54 $28.94 $60,190
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 10.92 $29.31 $60,970

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.11 16.37 $30.45 $63,330
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 10.92 $29.31 $60,970
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.85 12.54 $28.94 $60,190
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 7.35 $28.93 $60,170
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.64 $57,490


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