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

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers among California 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 California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,080
25th Percentile Wage
$64,070
50th Percentile Wage
$81,120
75th Percentile Wage
$94,450
90th Percentile Wage
$102,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,080.

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
$81,120
4.47% 11.74%
2016
$77,490
-2.53% -
2015
$79,450
4.10% -
2014
$76,190
3.75% -
2013
$73,330
2.36% -
2012
$71,600
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of California ranges from $51,570 to $88,870. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $88,870. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $88,720). The lowest paying area is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $51,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$88,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$88,720
Vallejo-Fairfield
$79,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$78,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$78,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$75,910
Bakersfield-Delano
$74,270
Fresno
$71,810
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$68,250
Salinas
$61,070
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$59,830
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$57,320
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$51,570




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