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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$85,610
75th Percentile Wage
$74,590
50th Percentile Wage
$64,860
25th Percentile Wage
$51,180
10th Percentile Wage
$41,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,840.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$41.16
75th Percentile Wage
$35.86
50th Percentile Wage
$31.18
25th Percentile Wage
$24.61
10th Percentile Wage
$20.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $41.16. The median hourly salary is $31.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.11.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $64,860 3.58%
2013 $62,620 -1.60%
2012 $63,640 2.58%
2011 $62,040 2.24%
2010 $60,680 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Louisiana from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.89%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.60%.We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 2.58% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 2.24% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$64,860
Other Plant and System Operators
$49,290
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$78,930
Power Plant Operators
$36,830
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$43,970
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$33,790
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$69,170

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Louisiana ranges from $50,380 to $75,050. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Louisiana is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $75,050. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Lake Charles (mean annual salary $67,650). The lowest paying area is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $50,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Baton Rouge
$75,050
Lake Charles
$67,650
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$66,530
Shreveport-Bossier City
$66,480
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$65,610
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$63,380
Lafayette
$52,460
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$50,380

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

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