Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
12,030 8.7 % $22.24 $46,270 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.79 $15.48 $20.42 $28.15 $35.46
Annual Wage (2) $26,600 $32,200 $42,470 $58,560 $73,750


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 4,270 1.52 $20.34 $42,300
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,500 0.83 $23.87 $49,640
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 1,010 1.05 $22.21 $46,190
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 650 2.20 $23.33 $48,520
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 600 0.43 $20.95 $43,580

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 200 2.44 $32.06 $66,690
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 650 2.20 $23.33 $48,520
Support Activities for Mining 4,270 1.52 $20.34 $42,300
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 1,010 1.05 $22.21 $46,190
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,500 0.83 $23.87 $49,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 200 2.44 $32.06 $66,690
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $29.85 $62,080
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 100 0.02 $29.56 $61,470
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $28.38 $59,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 $27.77 $57,760


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 3,780 0.32 3.76 $20.33 $42,280
Louisiana 2,070 1.07 12.54 $23.79 $49,470
California 1,130 0.07 0.82 $24.72 $51,420
Pennsylvania 660 0.12 1.35 $20.49 $42,620
North Dakota 510 1.20 14.03 $23.84 $49,590




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 510 1.20 14.03 $23.84 $49,590
Louisiana 2,070 1.07 12.54 $23.79 $49,470
Texas 3,780 0.32 3.76 $20.33 $42,280
Oklahoma 410 0.26 2.99 $22.88 $47,600
West Virginia 110 0.16 1.86 $21.37 $44,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 100 0.02 0.28 $31.93 $66,420
Colorado 190 0.07 0.86 $29.66 $61,690
Nevada 60 0.05 0.59 $27.95 $58,140
Montana 40 0.08 0.92 $27.52 $57,230
Wisconsin 80 0.03 0.33 $27.26 $56,710





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)
Lafayette, LA 1,530 7.50 87.54 $22.51 $46,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,430 0.49 5.70 $21.32 $44,340
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.27 3.14 $21.60 $44,930
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.21 2.49 $20.48 $42,610
Bakersfield, CA 190 0.65 7.57 $19.40 $40,340
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 130 0.71 8.30 $27.99 $58,230
Tulsa, OK 110 0.26 2.98 (8) (8)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 0.68 7.93 $23.40 $48,680
Odessa, TX 110 1.59 18.50 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 0.37 (8) (8)




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)
Lafayette, LA 1,530 7.50 87.54 $22.51 $46,820
Odessa, TX 110 1.59 18.50 (8) (8)
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 40 1.05 12.20 $16.29 $33,870
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 130 0.71 8.30 $27.99 $58,230
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 0.68 7.93 $23.40 $48,680
Lake Charles, LA 70 0.66 7.65 (8) (8)
Bakersfield, CA 190 0.65 7.57 $19.40 $40,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,430 0.49 5.70 $21.32 $44,340
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 40 0.43 5.05 $25.78 $53,630
Amarillo, TX 40 0.38 4.45 $24.59 $51,140




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.47 $31.85 $66,250
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.09 1.08 $30.40 $63,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.23 $58,710
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 130 0.71 8.30 $27.99 $58,230
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.49 $57,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $27.20 $56,570
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 40 0.43 5.05 $25.78 $53,630
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $25.33 $52,680
Amarillo, TX 40 0.38 4.45 $24.59 $51,140
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $24.17 $50,270

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 Texas nonmetropolitan area 550 2.83 33.07 $20.53 $42,700
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 330 5.06 58.99 $25.09 $52,180
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 180 3.04 35.50 $21.64 $45,010
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.13 13.19 $19.91 $41,420
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 10.43 $17.56 $36,530

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)
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 330 5.06 58.99 $25.09 $52,180
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 180 3.04 35.50 $21.64 $45,010
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 550 2.83 33.07 $20.53 $42,700
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.13 13.19 $19.91 $41,420
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.89 10.43 $17.56 $36,530

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)
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 330 5.06 58.99 $25.09 $52,180
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.78 $51,530
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 4.90 $22.47 $46,740
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 10.31 $22.17 $46,110
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.99 $45,750


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017