Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
13,390 6.3 % $22.21 $46,200 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.59 $15.24 $20.39 $28.31 $35.27
Annual Wage (2) $26,200 $31,690 $42,420 $58,890 $73,350


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 5,100 1.24 $20.21 $42,030
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,790 0.92 $24.83 $51,640
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 1,250 1.26 $23.04 $47,920
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 590 0.42 $18.91 $39,330
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 470 1.60 $23.62 $49,120

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 2.59 $30.52 $63,470
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 470 1.60 $23.62 $49,120
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 1,250 1.26 $23.04 $47,920
Support Activities for Mining 5,100 1.24 $20.21 $42,030
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,790 0.92 $24.83 $51,640

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 180 0.47 $30.62 $63,700
Other Pipeline Transportation 200 2.59 $30.52 $63,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $29.86 $62,110
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $29.55 $61,470
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $28.57 $59,430


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 4,760 0.41 4.24 $20.91 $43,490
California 1,320 0.08 0.88 $24.29 $50,520
Pennsylvania 1,190 0.21 2.14 $21.49 $44,700
North Dakota 860 1.93 19.84 $23.93 $49,780
Oklahoma 500 0.31 3.20 $24.16 $50,250




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)
North Dakota 860 1.93 19.84 $23.93 $49,780
Texas 4,760 0.41 4.24 $20.91 $43,490
Oklahoma 500 0.31 3.20 $24.16 $50,250
Pennsylvania 1,190 0.21 2.14 $21.49 $44,700
Oregon 270 0.15 1.60 $17.72 $36,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 110 0.03 0.27 $29.38 $61,100
Montana 30 0.08 0.80 $28.87 $60,050
Colorado 180 0.07 0.76 $27.85 $57,930
Wisconsin 70 0.02 0.25 $26.56 $55,240
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $26.39 $54,900





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 1,770 0.60 6.22 $21.87 $45,480
Bakersfield, CA 410 1.38 14.17 $22.34 $46,470
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 270 0.23 2.38 $22.11 $45,990
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.23 2.39 $19.06 $39,640
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.21 2.20 $27.09 $56,340
Pittsburgh, PA 220 0.20 2.03 $26.59 $55,310
Midland, TX 190 2.06 21.21 $16.47 $34,260
Tulsa, OK 130 0.31 3.17 $28.69 $59,680
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 130 0.17 1.79 (8) (8)
Odessa, TX 100 1.30 13.42 $23.52 $48,920




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 190 2.06 21.21 $16.47 $34,260
Bakersfield, CA 410 1.38 14.17 $22.34 $46,470
Odessa, TX 100 1.30 13.42 $23.52 $48,920
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.73 7.47 $26.01 $54,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,770 0.60 6.22 $21.87 $45,480
Tulsa, OK 130 0.31 3.17 $28.69 $59,680
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 270 0.23 2.38 $22.11 $45,990
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.23 2.39 $19.06 $39,640
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.21 2.20 $27.09 $56,340
Pittsburgh, PA 220 0.20 2.03 $26.59 $55,310




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)
Baton Rouge, LA 50 0.12 1.25 $35.03 $72,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.55 $31.61 $65,740
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA (8) (8) (8) $29.49 $61,330
Tulsa, OK 130 0.31 3.17 $28.69 $59,680
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.21 2.20 $27.09 $56,340
Pittsburgh, PA 220 0.20 2.03 $26.59 $55,310
St. Louis, MO-IL 50 0.04 0.42 $26.30 $54,710
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.73 7.47 $26.01 $54,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.92 $53,910
Lubbock, TX (8) (8) (8) $25.47 $52,970

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 640 3.12 32.08 $23.96 $49,830
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 540 6.33 65.22 $25.68 $53,410
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 390 2.41 24.83 $23.23 $48,320
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 350 2.13 21.93 $17.97 $37,390
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 330 5.09 52.46 $21.10 $43,890

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 540 6.33 65.22 $25.68 $53,410
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 330 5.09 52.46 $21.10 $43,890
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 640 3.12 32.08 $23.96 $49,830
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 390 2.41 24.83 $23.23 $48,320
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 350 2.13 21.93 $17.97 $37,390

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)
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.99 $58,220
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.00 $56,160
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.59 $55,310
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 540 6.33 65.22 $25.68 $53,410
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 640 3.12 32.08 $23.96 $49,830


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016