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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,610
25th Percentile Wage
$51,980
50th Percentile Wage
$67,100
75th Percentile Wage
$81,230
90th Percentile Wage
$97,420

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 $97,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,610.

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
$67,100
-3.70% 5.16%
2016
$69,580
4.04% -
2015
$66,770
2.86% -
2014
$64,860
3.45% -
2013
$62,620
-1.63% -
2012
$63,640
- -

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

Table 3 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 $49,340 to $72,150. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Louisiana is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $72,150. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $71,360). The lowest paying area is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $49,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Baton Rouge
$72,150
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$71,360
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$71,130
Shreveport-Bossier City
$69,260
Lake Charles
$67,250
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$63,470
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$59,510
Lafayette
$58,250
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$49,340




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