Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
11,200 5.2 % $25.54 $53,120 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.70 $18.29 $25.13 $31.45 $38.03
Annual Wage (2) $30,570 $38,040 $52,260 $65,420 $79,110


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 8,130 6.00 $26.55 $55,220
Support Activities for Mining 2,700 0.99 $22.61 $47,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 0.00 $24.56 $51,090
Utility System Construction 30 0.01 $23.70 $49,290

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 8,130 6.00 $26.55 $55,220
Support Activities for Mining 2,700 0.99 $22.61 $47,040
Utility System Construction 30 0.01 $23.70 $49,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 0.00 $24.56 $51,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,130 6.00 $26.55 $55,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $24.56 $51,090
Utility System Construction 30 0.01 $23.70 $49,290
Support Activities for Mining 2,700 0.99 $22.61 $47,040


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 5,150 0.43 5.51 $26.56 $55,230
Oklahoma 770 0.49 6.27 $24.66 $51,300
Kansas 670 0.49 6.21 $21.93 $45,620
Colorado 620 0.24 3.07 $31.66 $65,850
Pennsylvania 590 0.10 1.31 $19.83 $41,250




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 430 1.62 20.58 $29.93 $62,250
North Dakota 550 1.31 16.70 $28.97 $60,260
West Virginia 440 0.64 8.17 $19.15 $39,830
New Mexico 430 0.53 6.76 $28.31 $58,880
Oklahoma 770 0.49 6.27 $24.66 $51,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 620 0.24 3.07 $31.66 $65,850
Wyoming 430 1.62 20.58 $29.93 $62,250
North Dakota 550 1.31 16.70 $28.97 $60,260
New Mexico 430 0.53 6.76 $28.31 $58,880
Arkansas (8) (8) (8) $28.10 $58,460



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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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,370 0.47 5.93 $24.64 $51,260
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 720 0.72 9.16 $26.61 $55,350
Midland, TX 670 7.62 97.04 $30.78 $64,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 420 0.17 2.16 $25.75 $53,560
Pittsburgh, PA 260 0.23 2.91 $19.68 $40,940
Tulsa, OK 220 0.51 6.54 $22.86 $47,550
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 190 0.13 1.65 $32.35 $67,280
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.22 2.84 $27.51 $57,230
Wichita Falls, TX 100 1.85 23.51 $20.85 $43,370
Charleston, WV 90 0.82 10.47 $20.30 $42,220


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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)
Midland, TX 670 7.62 97.04 $30.78 $64,020
Wichita Falls, TX 100 1.85 23.51 $20.85 $43,370
Casper, WY 30 0.92 11.72 $30.42 $63,280
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 30 0.82 10.38 $15.61 $32,460
Charleston, WV 90 0.82 10.47 $20.30 $42,220
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 720 0.72 9.16 $26.61 $55,350
Abilene, TX 40 0.62 7.84 $28.66 $59,600
Tulsa, OK 220 0.51 6.54 $22.86 $47,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,370 0.47 5.93 $24.64 $51,260
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.46 5.82 $30.31 $63,040


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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)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 190 0.13 1.65 $32.35 $67,280
Midland, TX 670 7.62 97.04 $30.78 $64,020
Casper, WY 30 0.92 11.72 $30.42 $63,280
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.46 5.82 $30.31 $63,040
Farmington, NM (8) (8) (8) $29.25 $60,840
Abilene, TX 40 0.62 7.84 $28.66 $59,600
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $27.88 $57,990
Oklahoma City, OK 130 0.22 2.84 $27.51 $57,230
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 720 0.72 9.16 $26.61 $55,350
College Station-Bryan, TX 50 0.44 5.55 $26.59 $55,300

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 650 3.41 43.46 $28.79 $59,880
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 430 6.98 88.88 $27.57 $57,340
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 320 2.54 32.38 $28.01 $58,270
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 3.42 43.57 $22.56 $46,930
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 250 1.72 21.85 $20.11 $41,830

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 430 6.98 88.88 $27.57 $57,340
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 260 3.42 43.57 $22.56 $46,930
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 650 3.41 43.46 $28.79 $59,880
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 100 3.10 39.49 $26.90 $55,940
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 120 2.97 37.85 $28.75 $59,790

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 110 1.98 25.24 $34.45 $71,650
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.86 23.63 $33.07 $68,790
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 120 2.96 37.65 $30.98 $64,440
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 120 1.95 24.85 $30.25 $62,920
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.73 9.26 $30.01 $62,430


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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