Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Salary Information in North Dakota

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in the state of North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,430
25th Percentile Wage
$56,560
50th Percentile Wage
$71,560
75th Percentile Wage
$81,710
90th Percentile Wage
$96,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,430.

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
$71,560
5.28% 17.78%
2016
$67,780
5.22% -
2015
$64,240
6.60% -
2014
$60,000
-4.00% -
2013
$62,400
5.71% -
2012
$58,840
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of North Dakota ranges from $58,750 to $72,000. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in North Dakota is Bismarck with a median annual salary of $72,000. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $71,180). The lowest paying area is Fargo with a median annual salary of $58,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bismarck
$72,000
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$71,180
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$70,360
Fargo
$58,750




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