Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
9,440 5.2 % $22.14 $46,060 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.46 $15.93 $21.03 $27.68 $33.75
Annual Wage (2) $25,920 $33,140 $43,740 $57,570 $70,200


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 2,750 1.03 $22.92 $47,670
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,800 1.16 $22.24 $46,250
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 510 0.46 $23.62 $49,130
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 370 0.40 $21.84 $45,420
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 360 0.25 $23.92 $49,760

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 2.92 $21.22 $44,140
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 130 1.55 $26.44 $55,000
Inland Water Transportation 300 1.19 $31.28 $65,070
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,800 1.16 $22.24 $46,250
Support Activities for Mining 2,750 1.03 $22.92 $47,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 300 1.19 $31.28 $65,070
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $26.65 $55,440
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 130 1.55 $26.44 $55,000
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas (8) (8) $26.04 $54,160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 150 0.04 $25.94 $53,950


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 2,100 0.21 2.80 $24.23 $50,390
Louisiana 1,610 0.88 11.82 $22.88 $47,590
Pennsylvania 550 0.10 1.35 $20.29 $42,200
Oklahoma 510 0.34 4.62 $20.94 $43,560
Florida 440 0.06 0.82 $20.00 $41,600




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)
Louisiana 1,610 0.88 11.82 $22.88 $47,590
Oklahoma 510 0.34 4.62 $20.94 $43,560
Texas 2,100 0.21 2.80 $24.23 $50,390
Colorado 350 0.16 2.19 $21.59 $44,920
New Mexico 110 0.15 1.95 $18.91 $39,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 290 0.04 0.47 $33.53 $69,750
Utah 70 0.06 0.77 $27.34 $56,870
California 260 0.02 0.24 $25.22 $52,470
Massachusetts 140 0.05 0.62 $24.27 $50,480
Texas 2,100 0.21 2.80 $24.23 $50,390

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-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 540 0.22 2.92 $29.82 $62,030
Tulsa, OK 220 0.55 7.43 $22.39 $46,560
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 160 1.82 24.53 $22.23 $46,240
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 150 0.21 2.80 $19.77 $41,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 120 0.07 0.96 $25.06 $52,110
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 1.51 $19.97 $41,530
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 100 0.65 8.69 $24.26 $50,470
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 1.27 $17.56 $36,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.27 $25.49 $53,020
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.45 6.00 $20.20 $42,020




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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 160 1.82 24.53 $22.23 $46,240
Odessa, TX 50 0.82 11.09 $21.36 $44,430
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 100 0.65 8.69 $24.26 $50,470
Midland, TX 40 0.62 8.32 $19.45 $40,450
Tulsa, OK 220 0.55 7.43 $22.39 $46,560
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.45 6.00 $20.20 $42,020
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 50 0.34 4.54 $20.08 $41,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 540 0.22 2.92 $29.82 $62,030
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 150 0.21 2.80 $19.77 $41,110
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.20 2.75 $25.62 $53,290




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.94 $64,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 540 0.22 2.92 $29.82 $62,030
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 0.63 $29.10 $60,520
Denver-Aurora, CO (8) (8) (8) $27.02 $56,210
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.20 2.75 $25.62 $53,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.27 $25.49 $53,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 120 0.07 0.96 $25.06 $52,110
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 100 0.65 8.69 $24.26 $50,470
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.11 1.47 $23.79 $49,470
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $23.27 $48,410

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 330 1.38 18.56 $23.58 $49,050
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.58 21.29 $21.36 $44,420
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 2.14 28.79 $19.12 $39,780
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 7.56 $20.71 $43,070
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 5.37 $22.43 $46,640

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)
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 2.14 28.79 $19.12 $39,780
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.58 21.29 $21.36 $44,420
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 330 1.38 18.56 $23.58 $49,050
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 7.56 $20.71 $43,070
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 5.37 $22.43 $46,640

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 330 1.38 18.56 $23.58 $49,050
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 5.37 $22.43 $46,640
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.33 $46,450
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 250 1.58 21.29 $21.36 $44,420
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 7.56 $20.71 $43,070


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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