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

The salary statistics of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,020
25th Percentile Wage
$52,180
50th Percentile Wage
$67,770
75th Percentile Wage
$82,090
90th Percentile Wage
$97,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers is $97,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,020. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$67,770
0.55% 8.74%
2016
$67,400
3.28% -
2015
$65,190
3.62% -
2014
$62,830
1.43% -
2013
$61,930
0.13% -
2012
$61,850
- -

Table 2. Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gaugers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $71,550. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $30,000).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$71,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$70,270
Utilities
$69,270
Transportation and Warehousing
$68,680
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$65,430
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,130
Mining
$59,330
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,910
Retail Trade
$52,500
Wholesale Trade
$52,420
Construction
$30,000

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers by States

From the above tables we note that not only petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $43,430 to $89,610. The highest paying state for petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $89,610. The lowest paying state is Maine with a median annual salary of $43,430. For more salary information of petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$89,610
Mississippi
$85,980
Colorado
$81,300
California
$81,120
Oklahoma
$74,660
Hawaii
$74,630
Wyoming
$72,280
North Dakota
$71,560
Texas
$71,430
Nevada
$70,920
Oregon
$70,400
Kansas
$69,370
New Mexico
$69,070
Nebraska
$67,830
West Virginia
$67,770
Kentucky
$67,280
Louisiana
$67,100
Montana
$66,860
Illinois
$66,080
Ohio
$64,060
Massachusetts
$63,060
New Jersey
$60,560
Rhode Island
$60,190
Minnesota
$59,600
Wisconsin
$59,470
Michigan
$59,210
New York
$57,960
Idaho
$57,690
Indiana
$56,360
North Carolina
$55,860
Delaware
$55,510
Utah
$55,390
Connecticut
$55,290
Georgia
$52,800
New Hampshire
$52,760
Arizona
$52,400
Alabama
$51,170
Pennsylvania
$51,100
Arkansas
$51,060
Washington
$50,770
Florida
$50,570
Missouri
$50,550
South Carolina
$50,460
Tennessee
$50,090
Virginia
$49,140
Maryland
$48,830
Iowa
$48,230
Maine
$43,430



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