Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
11,500 9.0 % $22.62 $47,040 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.36 $16.07 $20.91 $28.38 $35.46
Annual Wage (2) $27,780 $33,420 $43,500 $59,020 $73,770


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 4,080 1.49 $21.31 $44,330
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 1,130 0.21 $22.36 $46,510
Oil and Gas Extraction 930 0.68 $27.53 $57,260
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 780 2.67 $23.89 $49,680
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 630 0.45 $21.70 $45,140

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 780 2.67 $23.89 $49,680
Other Pipeline Transportation 140 1.70 $31.48 $65,480
Support Activities for Mining 4,080 1.49 $21.31 $44,330
Oil and Gas Extraction 930 0.68 $27.53 $57,260
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 60 0.47 $31.46 $65,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 140 1.70 $31.48 $65,480
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 60 0.47 $31.46 $65,430
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 390 0.34 $27.60 $57,410
Oil and Gas Extraction 930 0.68 $27.53 $57,260
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 160 0.05 $26.78 $55,700


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 3,150 0.26 3.28 $21.23 $44,160
Louisiana 2,080 1.09 13.55 $24.84 $51,670
California 1,050 0.06 0.78 $25.45 $52,930
North Dakota 640 1.55 19.16 $21.57 $44,860
Pennsylvania 470 0.08 1.01 $21.92 $45,590




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 640 1.55 19.16 $21.57 $44,860
Louisiana 2,080 1.09 13.55 $24.84 $51,670
New Hampshire 190 0.29 3.62 $23.25 $48,350
Texas 3,150 0.26 3.28 $21.23 $44,160
Oklahoma 370 0.24 2.93 $22.76 $47,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 40 0.08 1.05 $29.75 $61,890
Nevada 40 0.03 0.34 $26.40 $54,920
California 1,050 0.06 0.78 $25.45 $52,930
Maine (8) (8) (8) $25.32 $52,670
Louisiana 2,080 1.09 13.55 $24.84 $51,670



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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 1,610 8.18 101.42 $23.41 $48,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,390 0.47 5.86 $21.67 $45,080
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 350 0.30 3.72 $21.26 $44,210
Bakersfield, CA 300 1.00 12.37 $21.06 $43,810
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.26 3.18 $23.00 $47,830
Portsmouth, NH-ME 190 2.03 25.18 $23.27 $48,400
Greeley, CO 120 1.24 15.35 $26.64 $55,410
Midland, TX 100 1.14 14.07 $15.49 $32,210
Tulsa, OK 100 0.23 2.83 (8) (8)
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.42 5.17 $30.10 $62,610


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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 1,610 8.18 101.42 $23.41 $48,690
Portsmouth, NH-ME 190 2.03 25.18 $23.27 $48,400
Greeley, CO 120 1.24 15.35 $26.64 $55,410
Midland, TX 100 1.14 14.07 $15.49 $32,210
Bakersfield, CA 300 1.00 12.37 $21.06 $43,810
Longview, TX 50 0.51 6.35 $21.69 $45,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,390 0.47 5.86 $21.67 $45,080
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.42 5.17 $30.10 $62,610
Amarillo, TX 40 0.35 4.29 $26.82 $55,780
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 350 0.30 3.72 $21.26 $44,210


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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)
Baton Rouge, LA 50 0.12 1.54 $30.90 $64,280
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.42 5.17 $30.10 $62,610
Amarillo, TX 40 0.35 4.29 $26.82 $55,780
Greeley, CO 120 1.24 15.35 $26.64 $55,410
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.79 $53,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.46 $52,960
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.49 $50,940
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $23.75 $49,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 70 0.03 0.31 $23.76 $49,410
Lafayette, LA 1,610 8.18 101.42 $23.41 $48,690

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)
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 330 5.44 67.43 $24.42 $50,780
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 17.17 $23.41 $48,700
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 10.06 $39.73 $82,630

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 5.44 67.43 $24.42 $50,780
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 17.17 $23.41 $48,700
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 10.06 $39.73 $82,630

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)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 10.06 $39.73 $82,630
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.69 $65,920
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.07 $62,550
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.92 $60,140
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.75 $55,630


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018