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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$83,550
75th Percentile Wage
$71,990
50th Percentile Wage
$60,000
25th Percentile Wage
$50,340
10th Percentile Wage
$37,190

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 $83,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$40.17
75th Percentile Wage
$34.61
50th Percentile Wage
$28.85
25th Percentile Wage
$24.20
10th Percentile Wage
$17.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.17. The median hourly salary is $28.85. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.88.

Table 3. Average Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Wage in North Dakota vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Power Plant Operators
$83,170
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$48,450
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$45,070
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$70,480
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$60,000
Other Plant and System Operators
$52,350

Table 4. Median Annual Salary of Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers in North Dakota Cities

Table 4 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 $56,330 to $67,780. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in North Dakota is West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,780. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is Fargo (mean annual salary $58,750). The lowest paying area is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$67,780
Fargo
$58,750
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$56,330

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