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 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$110,920
75th Percentile Wage
$79,360
50th Percentile Wage
$60,410
25th Percentile Wage
$49,970
10th Percentile Wage
$41,690

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 $110,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$53.33
75th Percentile Wage
$38.15
50th Percentile Wage
$29.05
25th Percentile Wage
$24.02
10th Percentile Wage
$20.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $53.33. The median hourly salary is $29.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.05.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $60,410 5.56%
2013 $57,230 11.52%
2012 $51,320 -3.01%
2011 $52,910 4.61%
2010 $50,580 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Oklahoma from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 19.43%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 11.52%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 4.61% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-3.01%).

Table 4. Average Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Wage in Oklahoma vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$60,410
Other Plant and System Operators
$49,570
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$73,160
Power Plant Operators
$65,520
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$48,610
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$34,300
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$51,950

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers in Oklahoma Cities

Table 5 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 $51,300 to $85,310. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Oklahoma is Tulsa with a median annual salary of $85,310. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Fort Smith (mean annual salary $59,530). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tulsa
$85,310
Fort Smith
$59,530
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$58,020
Oklahoma City
$55,570
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$55,290
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$51,300

Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Salary by State

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