Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
11,610 5.2 % $24.39 $50,730 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.43 $17.61 $23.85 $30.05 $36.35
Annual Wage (2) $27,940 $36,630 $49,610 $62,500 $75,610


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 8,220 4.53 $25.69 $53,440
Support Activities for Mining 3,080 1.10 $20.68 $43,020
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 120 0.39 $23.88 $49,670

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 8,220 4.53 $25.69 $53,440
Support Activities for Mining 3,080 1.10 $20.68 $43,020
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 120 0.39 $23.88 $49,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,220 4.53 $25.69 $53,440
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 120 0.39 $23.88 $49,670
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $23.35 $48,560
Support Activities for Mining 3,080 1.10 $20.68 $43,020
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $17.38 $36,150


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 4,130 0.35 4.25 $25.64 $53,330
Pennsylvania 860 0.15 1.81 $20.19 $41,990
Kansas 740 0.54 6.47 $20.27 $42,170
New Mexico 730 0.91 11.00 $26.56 $55,250
North Dakota 720 1.70 20.60 $30.45 $63,340




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 550 1.99 24.09 $28.21 $58,680
North Dakota 720 1.70 20.60 $30.45 $63,340
New Mexico 730 0.91 11.00 $26.56 $55,250
West Virginia 550 0.79 9.60 $18.65 $38,800
Kansas 740 0.54 6.47 $20.27 $42,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 720 1.70 20.60 $30.45 $63,340
Colorado 600 0.24 2.87 $28.60 $59,490
Wyoming 550 1.99 24.09 $28.21 $58,680
California 220 0.01 0.17 $27.89 $58,010
Utah 90 0.07 0.81 $27.29 $56,760





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 1,120 0.38 4.61 $25.68 $53,410
Midland, TX 580 6.69 80.87 $29.47 $61,290
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 480 0.49 5.94 $26.76 $55,660
Pittsburgh, PA 370 0.33 3.97 $20.92 $43,510
Odessa, TX 190 2.78 33.65 $21.84 $45,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 190 0.13 1.60 $27.45 $57,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.07 0.89 $24.30 $50,540
Tulsa, OK 150 0.35 4.17 $22.01 $45,790
Bakersfield, CA 140 0.46 5.57 $28.22 $58,700
Oklahoma City, OK 120 0.19 2.35 $26.72 $55,580




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 580 6.69 80.87 $29.47 $61,290
Odessa, TX 190 2.78 33.65 $21.84 $45,430
San Angelo, TX 80 1.71 20.63 (8) (8)
Wichita Falls, TX 70 1.24 15.01 $19.96 $41,520
Casper, WY 50 1.16 14.01 $29.01 $60,350
Charleston, WV 90 0.78 9.44 $19.99 $41,580
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 480 0.49 5.94 $26.76 $55,660
Bakersfield, CA 140 0.46 5.57 $28.22 $58,700
College Station-Bryan, TX 40 0.41 4.97 $25.95 $53,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,120 0.38 4.61 $25.68 $53,410




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.01 0.10 $33.16 $68,970
Corpus Christi, TX 70 0.35 4.26 $33.07 $68,790
Midland, TX 580 6.69 80.87 $29.47 $61,290
Farmington, NM (8) (8) (8) $29.25 $60,840
Casper, WY 50 1.16 14.01 $29.01 $60,350
Bakersfield, CA 140 0.46 5.57 $28.22 $58,700
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 190 0.13 1.60 $27.45 $57,100
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 480 0.49 5.94 $26.76 $55,660
Oklahoma City, OK 120 0.19 2.35 $26.72 $55,580
College Station-Bryan, TX 40 0.41 4.97 $25.95 $53,980

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 630 9.66 116.83 $30.35 $63,140
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 500 3.85 46.49 $25.89 $53,850
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 470 2.42 29.23 $24.46 $50,870
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 340 2.32 28.10 $18.79 $39,090
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 230 4.76 57.54 $26.40 $54,920

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 630 9.66 116.83 $30.35 $63,140
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 230 4.76 57.54 $26.40 $54,920
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 500 3.85 46.49 $25.89 $53,850
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 2.69 32.55 $20.96 $43,600
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 470 2.42 29.23 $24.46 $50,870

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)
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 1.50 18.19 $31.81 $66,160
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 630 9.66 116.83 $30.35 $63,140
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.75 21.21 $29.30 $60,940
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 140 2.36 28.47 $28.91 $60,140
North Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.86 $60,030


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