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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$87,500
75th Percentile Wage
$73,340
50th Percentile Wage
$61,440
25th Percentile Wage
$52,520
10th Percentile Wage
$42,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$42.07
75th Percentile Wage
$35.26
50th Percentile Wage
$29.54
25th Percentile Wage
$25.25
10th Percentile Wage
$20.32

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.07. The median hourly salary is $29.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.32.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $61,440 8.53%
2013 $56,610 -0.82%
2012 $57,080 0.40%
2011 $56,850 2.73%
2010 $55,340 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Pennsylvania from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 11.02%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.82%.We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.40% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 2.73% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$61,440
Other Plant and System Operators
$52,200
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$86,180
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$73,510
Power Plant Operators
$70,040
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$46,710
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$44,900

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $41,330 to $70,280. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $70,280. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $67,980). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$70,280
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$67,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$64,810
Pittsburgh
$59,090
Altoona
$55,900
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,870
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$51,050
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$41,330

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

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