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

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers amongst Montana 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 Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,730
25th Percentile Wage
$51,640
50th Percentile Wage
$66,860
75th Percentile Wage
$85,780
90th Percentile Wage
$98,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,730.

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
$66,860
5.94% -6.85%
2016
$62,890
-14.76% -
2015
$72,170
-10.24% -
2014
$79,560
-1.82% -
2013
$81,010
11.81% -
2012
$71,440
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Montana ranges from $57,540 to $68,280. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Montana is Billings with a median annual salary of $68,280. The lowest paying area is Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Billings
$68,280
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$57,540




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