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Highest Paying Industries for Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

The top 39 highest paying industries for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $82,180, architectural, engineering, and related services is the highest paying industry for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers. It is followed by electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry (average annual salary $71,330). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 39 Highest Paying Industries for Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$82,180
n/a
2 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$71,330
n/a
3 Utilities
$71,170
580
4 Natural Gas Distribution
$71,150
510
5 Chemical Manufacturing
$71,120
1,340
6 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$70,940
1,290
7 Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$69,320
110
8 Manufacturing
$67,150
20,680
9 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$66,950
19,310
10 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$66,400
1,540
11 Support Activities for Transportation
$65,770
60
12 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$64,890
1,870
13 Pipeline Transportation
$64,430
5,800
14 Transportation and Warehousing
$64,030
6,120
15 Other Pipeline Transportation
$62,640
2,390
16 Oil and Gas Extraction
$60,600
5,910
17 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,650
180
18 Mining
$57,130
10,230
19 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$56,100
2,560
20 Wholesale Trade
$56,090
2,600
21 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$55,670
2,450
22 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$55,250
140
23 Utility System Construction
$54,530
140
24 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,930
n/a
25 Construction
$53,730
160
26 Support Activities for Mining
$51,690
4,320
27 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$50,960
160
28 Administrative and Support Services
$50,870
160
29 Federal government, including USPS
$50,860
760
30 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$50,860
760
31 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$50,800
780
32 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,800
780
33 Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,800
780
34 Specialized Freight Trucking
$50,600
120
35 Truck Transportation
$50,600
120
36 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,540
100
37 Direct Selling Establishments
$44,970
80
38 Nonstore Retailers
$44,970
80
39 Retail Trade
$44,970
80
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