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

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in the state of Kentucky 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 Kentucky 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$94,170
75th Percentile Wage
$82,880
50th Percentile Wage
$71,440
25th Percentile Wage
$63,770
10th Percentile Wage
$49,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$45.27
75th Percentile Wage
$39.85
50th Percentile Wage
$34.35
25th Percentile Wage
$30.66
10th Percentile Wage
$23.84

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.27. The median hourly salary is $34.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.84.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $71,440 2.84%
2013 $69,470 2.51%
2012 $67,770 0.65%
2011 $67,330 1.71%
2010 $66,200 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Kentucky from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 7.92%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.51%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.65% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 1.71% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$71,440
Other Plant and System Operators
$67,940
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$86,210
Power Plant Operators
$66,810
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$38,590
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$34,620
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$67,500

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Kentucky ranges from $52,540 to $72,450. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $72,450. The lowest paying area is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$72,450
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$52,540

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

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