Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Operate or control petroleum refining or processing units. May specialize in controlling manifold and pumping systems, gauging or testing oil in storage tanks, or regulating the flow of oil into pipelines.


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)
41,570 4.7 % $28.99 $60,290 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.50 $23.73 $29.45 $34.29 $39.19
Annual Wage (2) $38,480 $49,360 $61,260 $71,330 $81,520


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)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 19,890 18.00 $30.69 $63,820
Oil and Gas Extraction 6,260 3.85 $28.07 $58,390
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,650 9.74 $28.07 $58,390
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 2,350 26.31 $28.79 $59,870
Support Activities for Mining 2,290 0.72 $23.94 $49,790

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 2,190 32.90 $28.35 $58,970
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 2,350 26.31 $28.79 $59,870
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 19,890 18.00 $30.69 $63,820
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,650 9.74 $28.07 $58,390
Oil and Gas Extraction 6,260 3.85 $28.07 $58,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 100 0.01 $31.58 $65,680
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 190 0.05 $31.54 $65,600
Direct Selling Establishments (8) (8) $31.15 $64,790
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 19,890 18.00 $30.69 $63,820
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 2,350 26.31 $28.79 $59,870


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 12,760 1.24 3.82 $28.40 $59,070
Louisiana 6,380 3.47 10.70 $29.56 $61,480
California 4,610 0.33 1.01 $33.77 $70,250
Oklahoma 2,080 1.39 4.29 $24.95 $51,890
Pennsylvania 1,270 0.23 0.71 $27.10 $56,360




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 6,380 3.47 10.70 $29.56 $61,480
Wyoming 890 3.25 10.04 $28.48 $59,230
Alaska 690 2.20 6.80 $38.33 $79,730
Oklahoma 2,080 1.39 4.29 $24.95 $51,890
New Mexico 1,080 1.39 4.28 $30.05 $62,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 690 2.20 6.80 $38.33 $79,730
Mississippi 800 0.75 2.31 $34.96 $72,710
California 4,610 0.33 1.01 $33.77 $70,250
Washington 860 0.32 0.98 $33.11 $68,870
Colorado 380 0.17 0.54 $32.48 $67,550





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 6,990 2.74 8.45 $29.65 $61,670
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 2,090 4.09 12.62 $29.00 $60,310
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 1,910 12.35 38.10 $30.11 $62,640
Baton Rouge, LA 1,660 4.67 14.41 $30.37 $63,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.40 1.24 $35.25 $73,330
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.50 4.64 $35.15 $73,110
Lake Charles, LA 1,010 11.72 36.16 $29.86 $62,100
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 820 3.17 9.78 $31.07 $64,620
Tulsa, OK 680 1.66 5.11 $26.24 $54,570
Toledo, OH 670 2.35 7.26 $25.22 $52,460




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)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 1,910 12.35 38.10 $30.11 $62,640
Lake Charles, LA 1,010 11.72 36.16 $29.86 $62,100
Farmington, NM 480 9.91 30.60 $29.20 $60,750
Baton Rouge, LA 1,660 4.67 14.41 $30.37 $63,160
Fairbanks, AK 160 4.41 13.60 $30.62 $63,690
Midland, TX 300 4.34 13.39 $22.85 $47,530
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 2,090 4.09 12.62 $29.00 $60,310
Odessa, TX 250 4.08 12.61 $20.96 $43,600
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 340 3.80 11.72 $23.54 $48,970
Corpus Christi, TX 670 3.80 11.71 $26.04 $54,170




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)
Anchorage, AK 80 0.45 1.40 $41.35 $86,010
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $37.27 $77,510
Duluth, MN-WI 120 1.01 3.11 $36.38 $75,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.40 1.24 $35.25 $73,330
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.50 4.64 $35.15 $73,110
Bellingham, WA (8) (8) (8) $35.07 $72,940
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 60 0.11 0.34 $33.50 $69,690
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 280 0.24 0.73 $33.40 $69,470
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 30 0.19 0.58 $33.25 $69,150
Salt Lake City, UT 210 0.35 1.07 $32.61 $67,820

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 1,110 4.48 13.83 $25.52 $53,080
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 710 1.87 5.77 $25.41 $52,850
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 650 4.91 15.16 $34.22 $71,180
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 560 4.50 13.90 $30.82 $64,110
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 490 4.40 13.58 $23.94 $49,800

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)
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 260 7.26 22.42 $30.30 $63,030
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 460 6.36 19.62 $40.47 $84,190
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 650 4.91 15.16 $34.22 $71,180
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 220 4.54 14.01 $27.13 $56,420
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 560 4.50 13.90 $30.82 $64,110

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 460 6.36 19.62 $40.47 $84,190
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 650 4.91 15.16 $34.22 $71,180
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.37 4.23 $33.42 $69,510
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 2.03 $30.89 $64,250
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 560 4.50 13.90 $30.82 $64,110


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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