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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,460
25th Percentile Wage
$62,800
50th Percentile Wage
$74,660
75th Percentile Wage
$84,860
90th Percentile Wage
$97,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,460.

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
$74,660
8.14% 31.26%
2016
$68,580
4.59% -
2015
$65,430
7.67% -
2014
$60,410
5.26% -
2013
$57,230
10.33% -
2012
$51,320
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers in Oklahoma Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Oklahoma ranges from $63,660 to $81,910. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Oklahoma is Tulsa with a median annual salary of $81,910. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $76,840). The lowest paying area is Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tulsa
$81,910
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$76,840
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$70,090
Oklahoma City
$67,560
Fort Smith
$66,490
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$63,660




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