Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
13,280 6.0 % $25.90 $53,870 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.04 $18.61 $25.72 $31.97 $38.43
Annual Wage (2) $31,280 $38,700 $53,490 $66,500 $79,930


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 9,140 6.47 $26.78 $55,700
Support Activities for Mining 3,620 1.13 $23.73 $49,370

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 9,140 6.47 $26.78 $55,700
Support Activities for Mining 3,620 1.13 $23.73 $49,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Truck Transportation (8) (8) $27.50 $57,210
Oil and Gas Extraction 9,140 6.47 $26.78 $55,700
Support Activities for Mining 3,620 1.13 $23.73 $49,370


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 6,610 0.55 5.95 $26.29 $54,690
Oklahoma 1,400 0.88 9.59 $24.95 $51,900
Colorado 900 0.34 3.73 $33.24 $69,130
Pennsylvania 570 0.10 1.07 $20.34 $42,300
Kansas 550 0.40 4.38 $22.78 $47,390




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)
Wyoming 320 1.21 13.14 $30.35 $63,120
North Dakota 450 1.08 11.82 $28.38 $59,030
Oklahoma 1,400 0.88 9.59 $24.95 $51,900
West Virginia 450 0.65 7.06 $20.31 $42,230
Texas 6,610 0.55 5.95 $26.29 $54,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 900 0.34 3.73 $33.24 $69,130
Wyoming 320 1.21 13.14 $30.35 $63,120
Kentucky 140 0.07 0.80 $30.13 $62,670
Montana 200 0.44 4.76 $29.33 $61,020
Utah 170 0.11 1.24 $28.85 $60,010





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,750 0.59 6.39 $25.48 $53,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,310 0.37 4.02 $25.92 $53,900
Midland, TX 900 8.89 96.96 $30.10 $62,600
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 410 0.27 2.99 $33.86 $70,440
Greeley, CO 360 3.48 37.97 $32.80 $68,220
Oklahoma City, OK 330 0.54 5.88 $27.68 $57,580
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.26 2.84 $19.08 $39,690
Odessa, TX 280 3.67 39.96 $22.75 $47,310
Tulsa, OK 250 0.57 6.24 $24.89 $51,760
Austin-Round Rock, TX 140 0.13 1.44 $16.16 $33,600




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 900 8.89 96.96 $30.10 $62,600
Odessa, TX 280 3.67 39.96 $22.75 $47,310
Greeley, CO 360 3.48 37.97 $32.80 $68,220
Abilene, TX 70 1.13 12.31 $28.41 $59,090
Casper, WY 30 0.81 8.78 $30.61 $63,680
Tyler, TX 80 0.76 8.25 $25.15 $52,320
Charleston, WV 80 0.67 7.34 $23.66 $49,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,750 0.59 6.39 $25.48 $53,000
Tulsa, OK 250 0.57 6.24 $24.89 $51,760
Oklahoma City, OK 330 0.54 5.88 $27.68 $57,580




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 410 0.27 2.99 $33.86 $70,440
Greeley, CO 360 3.48 37.97 $32.80 $68,220
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $31.06 $64,600
Casper, WY 30 0.81 8.78 $30.61 $63,680
Midland, TX 900 8.89 96.96 $30.10 $62,600
San Angelo, TX (8) (8) (8) $29.31 $60,960
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 40 0.17 1.84 $28.82 $59,940
Corpus Christi, TX 70 0.36 3.94 $28.58 $59,440
Abilene, TX 70 1.13 12.31 $28.41 $59,090
Oklahoma City, OK 330 0.54 5.88 $27.68 $57,580

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 Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 610 3.15 34.32 $33.12 $68,880
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 440 3.66 39.92 $28.44 $59,150
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 400 1.01 11.04 $22.22 $46,210
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 270 2.76 30.11 $29.25 $60,830
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 1.81 19.74 $23.79 $49,480

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 440 3.66 39.92 $28.44 $59,150
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 610 3.15 34.32 $33.12 $68,880
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 270 2.76 30.11 $29.25 $60,830
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 2.73 29.79 $26.35 $54,800
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 170 2.52 27.43 $29.30 $60,940

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)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 140 1.45 15.81 $33.40 $69,470
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 610 3.15 34.32 $33.12 $68,880
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 1.12 12.18 $32.20 $66,970
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 6.55 $31.53 $65,580
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 120 0.70 7.66 $29.98 $62,350


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019