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

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in the state of Texas 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 Texas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,470
25th Percentile Wage
$55,110
50th Percentile Wage
$71,430
75th Percentile Wage
$84,900
90th Percentile Wage
$102,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,470.

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
$71,430
-0.01% 11.83%
2016
$71,440
6.16% -
2015
$67,040
6.38% -
2014
$62,760
0.00% -
2013
$62,760
-0.35% -
2012
$62,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in state of Texas ranges from $36,800 to $80,120. The highest paying area for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in Texas is Corpus Christi with a median annual salary of $80,120. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Beaumont-Port Arthur (mean annual salary $80,010). The lowest paying area is Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Corpus Christi
$80,120
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$80,010
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$72,130
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$69,330
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$68,530
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$67,820
College Station-Bryan
$67,240
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$65,500
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$64,210
Midland
$59,830
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$58,550
Odessa
$54,920
Fort Worth-Arlington
$54,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$50,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$48,650
Tyler
$46,880
Laredo
$44,960
Wichita Falls
$44,520
Amarillo
$42,890
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$41,660
Victoria
$38,480
Longview
$38,020
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,800




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