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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Wellhead Pumpers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,040 7.0 % $ 32.29 $ 67,170 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Wellhead Pumpers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.55 $ 23.94 $ 30.64 $ 38.23 $ 45.21
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,590 $ 49,790 $ 63,740 $ 79,520 $ 94,050


Industry profile for Wellhead Pumpers:

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 12,220 11.48 $ 33.55 $ 69,780
Support Activities for Mining 2,890 1.36 $ 25.15 $ 52,320
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 190 0.02 $ 46.63 $ 96,990
Utility System Construction 170 0.03 $ 27.26 $ 56,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 0.01 $ 52.63 $ 109,460

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 12,220 11.48 $ 33.55 $ 69,780
Support Activities for Mining 2,890 1.36 $ 25.15 $ 52,320
Utility System Construction 170 0.03 $ 27.26 $ 56,700
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 190 0.02 $ 46.63 $ 96,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 0.01 $ 52.63 $ 109,460

Top paying industries for Wellhead Pumpers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 0.01 $ 52.63 $ 109,460
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 190 0.02 $ 46.63 $ 96,990
Oil and Gas Extraction 12,220 11.48 $ 33.55 $ 69,780
Utility System Construction 170 0.03 $ 27.26 $ 56,700
Support Activities for Mining 2,890 1.36 $ 25.15 $ 52,320


Geographic profile for Wellhead Pumpers:

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.



Map of employment of wellhead pumpers by state, May 2021


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 9,940 0.81 7.14 $ 34.65 $ 72,060
North Dakota 1,200 3.03 26.64 $ 32.64 $ 67,900
Oklahoma 850 0.54 4.78 $ 26.79 $ 55,720
New Mexico 630 0.81 7.14 $ 30.77 $ 64,010
Pennsylvania 490 0.09 0.78 $ 25.19 $ 52,400


Map of location quotient of wellhead pumpers by state, May 2021


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 3.03 26.64 $ 32.64 $ 67,900
Wyoming 450 1.72 15.11 $ 32.05 $ 66,660
Texas 9,940 0.81 7.14 $ 34.65 $ 72,060
New Mexico 630 0.81 7.14 $ 30.77 $ 64,010
Oklahoma 850 0.54 4.78 $ 26.79 $ 55,720


Map of annual mean wages of wellhead pumpers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Wellhead Pumpers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 9,940 0.81 7.14 $ 34.65 $ 72,060
Colorado 240 0.09 0.80 $ 34.05 $ 70,830
North Dakota 1,200 3.03 26.64 $ 32.64 $ 67,900
Wyoming 450 1.72 15.11 $ 32.05 $ 66,660
Louisiana (8) (8) (8) $ 31.22 $ 64,940



Map of employment of wellhead pumpers by area, May 2021


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 3,190 1.10 9.67 $ 36.35 $ 75,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,440 0.40 3.52 $ 37.38 $ 77,750
Midland, TX 1,060 11.11 97.56 $ 35.91 $ 74,690
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 310 0.31 2.70 $ 30.30 $ 63,030
Tulsa, OK 230 0.56 4.93 $ 26.09 $ 54,260
Odessa, TX 220 3.37 29.56 $ 32.26 $ 67,110
Oklahoma City, OK 210 0.35 3.09 $ 25.95 $ 53,970
Pittsburgh, PA 200 0.19 1.67 $ 26.57 $ 55,260
Wichita Falls, TX 110 2.08 18.23 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Casper, WY 90 2.36 20.74 $ 34.33 $ 71,400


Map of location quotient of wellhead pumpers by area, May 2021


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 1,060 11.11 97.56 $ 35.91 $ 74,690
Odessa, TX 220 3.37 29.56 $ 32.26 $ 67,110
Casper, WY 90 2.36 20.74 $ 34.33 $ 71,400
Wichita Falls, TX 110 2.08 18.23 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Farmington, NM 80 1.93 16.97 $ 27.11 $ 56,390
Victoria, TX 60 1.51 13.31 $ 30.21 $ 62,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,190 1.10 9.67 $ 36.35 $ 75,610
Tyler, TX 80 0.76 6.69 $ 31.16 $ 64,820
Tulsa, OK 230 0.56 4.93 $ 26.09 $ 54,260
College Station-Bryan, TX 60 0.51 4.49 $ 28.39 $ 59,050


Map of annual mean wages of wellhead pumpers by area, May 2021


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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,440 0.40 3.52 $ 37.38 $ 77,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,190 1.10 9.67 $ 36.35 $ 75,610
Midland, TX 1,060 11.11 97.56 $ 35.91 $ 74,690
Casper, WY 90 2.36 20.74 $ 34.33 $ 71,400
Odessa, TX 220 3.37 29.56 $ 32.26 $ 67,110
Tyler, TX 80 0.76 6.69 $ 31.16 $ 64,820
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 310 0.31 2.70 $ 30.30 $ 63,030
Victoria, TX 60 1.51 13.31 $ 30.21 $ 62,830
College Station-Bryan, TX 60 0.51 4.49 $ 28.39 $ 59,050
Farmington, NM 80 1.93 16.97 $ 27.11 $ 56,390

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 Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,580 8.58 75.37 $ 33.06 $ 68,770
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 1,140 10.79 94.80 $ 32.77 $ 68,160
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 510 3.53 31.00 $ 31.83 $ 66,200
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.74 6.49 $ 23.80 $ 49,510
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 270 1.00 8.77 $ 32.01 $ 66,590

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 1,140 10.79 94.80 $ 32.77 $ 68,160
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,580 8.58 75.37 $ 33.06 $ 68,770
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 510 3.53 31.00 $ 31.83 $ 66,200
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 2.93 25.77 $ 30.16 $ 62,740
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 170 2.09 18.34 $ 28.74 $ 59,770

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)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 180 1.92 16.90 $ 34.08 $ 70,890
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 230 1.62 14.19 $ 33.27 $ 69,200
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,580 8.58 75.37 $ 33.06 $ 68,770
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 1,140 10.79 94.80 $ 32.77 $ 68,160
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 270 1.00 8.77 $ 32.01 $ 66,590


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022