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

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in the state of Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,260
25th Percentile Wage
$63,220
50th Percentile Wage
$81,300
75th Percentile Wage
$91,630
90th Percentile Wage
$98,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,260.

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
$81,300
6.91% 15.84%
2016
$75,680
-1.81% -
2015
$77,050
3.21% -
2014
$74,580
5.69% -
2013
$70,340
2.73% -
2012
$68,420
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Colorado ranges from $66,900 to $83,840. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $83,840. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Greeley (mean annual salary $67,060). The lowest paying area is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$83,840
Greeley
$67,060
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$66,900




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