Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
12,170 6.4 % $22.45 $46,700 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.22 $15.62 $20.91 $28.41 $35.03
Annual Wage (2) $25,410 $32,480 $43,500 $59,100 $72,870


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 4,190 1.00 $21.25 $44,200
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,640 0.85 $23.65 $49,200
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 1,380 1.43 $21.98 $45,730
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 500 0.45 $24.60 $51,170
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 370 0.26 $24.21 $50,360

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 310 4.18 $31.55 $65,620
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 1,380 1.43 $21.98 $45,730
Support Activities for Mining 4,190 1.00 $21.25 $44,200
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,640 0.85 $23.65 $49,200
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 80 0.73 $30.44 $63,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 150 0.37 $34.83 $72,440
Other Pipeline Transportation 310 4.18 $31.55 $65,620
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $30.45 $63,340
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 80 0.73 $30.44 $63,320
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $28.54 $59,360


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 4,110 0.37 4.06 $20.87 $43,400
Pennsylvania 1,190 0.21 2.34 $22.48 $46,750
California 960 0.06 0.70 $23.24 $48,330
Louisiana 710 0.37 4.13 $22.83 $47,480
Oklahoma 680 0.43 4.81 $26.03 $54,140




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)
North Dakota 580 1.31 14.59 $24.46 $50,870
Wyoming 150 0.54 6.05 $28.67 $59,620
Oklahoma 680 0.43 4.81 $26.03 $54,140
Texas 4,110 0.37 4.06 $20.87 $43,400
Louisiana 710 0.37 4.13 $22.83 $47,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 150 0.54 6.05 $28.67 $59,620
Montana (8) (8) (8) $27.85 $57,930
Colorado 310 0.13 1.45 $27.41 $57,000
Ohio 210 0.04 0.46 $27.35 $56,890
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $27.18 $56,540





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 1,280 0.45 5.01 $22.15 $46,060
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 3.15 $28.62 $59,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.08 0.87 $23.33 $48,520
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 2.74 $19.71 $41,000
Lafayette, LA 220 1.41 15.69 $21.06 $43,800
Longview, TX 200 1.99 22.15 $19.88 $41,340
Corpus Christi, TX 170 0.91 10.13 $17.07 $35,510
Odessa, TX 130 1.78 19.81 $22.38 $46,560
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.43 4.76 $25.90 $53,870
Tulsa, OK 110 0.26 2.88 $27.56 $57,320




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 200 1.99 22.15 $19.88 $41,340
Odessa, TX 130 1.78 19.81 $22.38 $46,560
Lafayette, LA 220 1.41 15.69 $21.06 $43,800
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 100 1.04 11.53 $24.93 $51,860
Corpus Christi, TX 170 0.91 10.13 $17.07 $35,510
Lake Charles, LA 60 0.68 7.51 $21.96 $45,670
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.46 5.16 $27.12 $56,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,280 0.45 5.01 $22.15 $46,060
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.43 4.76 $25.90 $53,870
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 3.15 $28.62 $59,530




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.05 0.50 $34.00 $70,720
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $30.96 $64,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $29.88 $62,150
Pittsburgh, PA 320 0.28 3.15 $28.62 $59,530
Tulsa, OK 110 0.26 2.88 $27.56 $57,320
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.46 5.16 $27.12 $56,410
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $26.96 $56,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 1.16 $26.30 $54,700
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 130 0.43 4.76 $25.90 $53,870
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 100 1.04 11.53 $24.93 $51,860

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 850 3.26 36.20 $21.73 $45,210
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 390 4.70 52.20 $25.93 $53,940
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.82 20.22 $16.10 $33,480
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 190 2.88 31.95 $21.37 $44,450
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 100 0.72 8.01 $23.60 $49,090

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 Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 390 4.70 52.20 $25.93 $53,940
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 850 3.26 36.20 $21.73 $45,210
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 190 2.88 31.95 $21.37 $44,450
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 280 1.82 20.22 $16.10 $33,480
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 15.28 $33.30 $69,270

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.38 15.28 $33.30 $69,270
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.37 $65,250
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.40 $61,150
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.59 $57,400
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.21 $56,610


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015