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 cities 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$95,030
75th Percentile Wage
$87,780
50th Percentile Wage
$76,190
25th Percentile Wage
$64,440
10th Percentile Wage
$52,550

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 $95,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$45.69
75th Percentile Wage
$42.20
50th Percentile Wage
$36.63
25th Percentile Wage
$30.98
10th Percentile Wage
$25.26

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.69. The median hourly salary is $36.63. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.26.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $76,190 3.90%
2013 $73,330 2.42%
2012 $71,600 2.15%
2011 $70,090 2.19%
2010 $68,590 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of California from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 11.08%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.42%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 2.15% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 2.19% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Wage in California vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$76,190
Other Plant and System Operators
$63,010
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$94,250
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$94,790
Power Plant Operators
$78,920
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$69,140
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$64,240

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers in California Cities

Table 5 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 $54,290 to $83,630. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in California is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont with a median annual salary of $83,630. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward (mean annual salary $83,310). The lowest paying area is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $54,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$83,630
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$83,310
Vallejo-Fairfield
$79,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$78,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$75,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$75,700
Salinas
$61,070
Bakersfield-Delano
$60,580
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$57,320
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$55,230
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$54,290

Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Salary by State

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