Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
12,150 5.2 % $22.31 $46,400 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.41 $15.58 $21.09 $28.39 $34.38
Annual Wage (2) $25,810 $32,400 $43,870 $59,050 $71,520


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)
Support Activities for Mining 4,540 1.42 $22.02 $45,810
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,890 1.16 $24.32 $50,580
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 890 0.97 $18.81 $39,120
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 530 0.48 $27.01 $56,180
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 410 0.28 $24.39 $50,720

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 140 2.12 $26.98 $56,120
Support Activities for Mining 4,540 1.42 $22.02 $45,810
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 100 1.16 $27.68 $57,570
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,890 1.16 $24.32 $50,580
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 890 0.97 $18.81 $39,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 100 1.16 $27.68 $57,570
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $27.46 $57,130
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 530 0.48 $27.01 $56,180
Other Pipeline Transportation 140 2.12 $26.98 $56,120
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing (8) (8) $24.80 $51,590


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 3,600 0.35 3.69 $24.11 $50,150
Louisiana 1,810 0.98 10.37 $23.32 $48,510
Pennsylvania 920 0.17 1.75 $19.80 $41,180
Oklahoma 570 0.38 3.99 $21.42 $44,550
Kansas 530 0.40 4.26 $18.00 $37,440




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 1,810 0.98 10.37 $23.32 $48,510
Kansas 530 0.40 4.26 $18.00 $37,440
Oklahoma 570 0.38 3.99 $21.42 $44,550
Texas 3,600 0.35 3.69 $24.11 $50,150
North Dakota 90 0.23 2.42 $22.29 $46,370




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 280 0.03 0.35 $34.39 $71,540
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $30.48 $63,400
Utah 80 0.07 0.70 $28.27 $58,800
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.42 $25.08 $52,170
Montana 50 0.12 1.22 $24.21 $50,350





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 1,090 0.43 4.49 $28.13 $58,510
Longview, TX 290 3.08 32.56 $19.86 $41,310
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.30 3.14 $18.07 $37,580
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 240 1.56 16.47 $23.11 $48,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.05 0.49 $35.62 $74,090
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 180 0.69 7.27 $19.42 $40,390
Tulsa, OK 150 0.38 3.99 $19.97 $41,530
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 140 0.20 2.07 $21.25 $44,200
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 130 1.49 15.72 $21.98 $45,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 0.62 $26.13 $54,360




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)
Longview, TX 290 3.08 32.56 $19.86 $41,310
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 240 1.56 16.47 $23.11 $48,070
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 130 1.49 15.72 $21.98 $45,720
Odessa, TX 50 0.82 8.67 $21.63 $44,990
Midland, TX 60 0.79 8.35 $19.75 $41,080
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 180 0.69 7.27 $19.42 $40,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,090 0.43 4.49 $28.13 $58,510
Tulsa, OK 150 0.38 3.99 $19.97 $41,530
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 0.36 3.79 $23.31 $48,480
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.30 3.14 $18.07 $37,580




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.05 0.49 $35.62 $74,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,090 0.43 4.49 $28.13 $58,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.73 $55,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 0.62 $26.13 $54,360
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 90 0.03 0.28 $25.94 $53,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 50 0.02 0.22 $25.50 $53,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.88 $51,740
Baltimore-Towson, MD 30 0.03 0.27 $24.68 $51,340
Evansville, IN-KY 40 0.23 2.46 $24.07 $50,060
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $23.61 $49,110

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 Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 530 3.32 35.06 $15.54 $32,320
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 460 1.20 12.67 $17.74 $36,890
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 410 1.67 17.64 $26.56 $55,240
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 1.49 15.72 $23.07 $47,980
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 0.99 10.44 $24.10 $50,130

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 Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 530 3.32 35.06 $15.54 $32,320
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.98 20.91 $19.21 $39,960
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 410 1.67 17.64 $26.56 $55,240
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 1.49 15.72 $23.07 $47,980
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 460 1.20 12.67 $17.74 $36,890

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 410 1.67 17.64 $26.56 $55,240
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.22 $54,550
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 160 0.99 10.44 $24.10 $50,130
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.39 $48,650
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 1.49 15.72 $23.07 $47,980


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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