Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers amongst Arkansas metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers in Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,680
25th Percentile Wage
$43,360
50th Percentile Wage
$51,060
75th Percentile Wage
$70,140
90th Percentile Wage
$79,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,060
-14.45% 18.16%
2016
$58,440
7.51% -
2015
$54,050
4.00% -
2014
$51,890
16.92% -
2013
$43,110
3.06% -
2012
$41,790
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers in Arkansas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Arkansas ranges from $45,270 to $51,490. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Arkansas is West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,490. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway (mean annual salary $45,570). The lowest paying area is South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$51,490
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$45,570
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$45,270




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