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Pump Operator, Except Wellhead Pumpers Salary Information

The salary statistics of pump operators, except wellhead pumpers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of pump operators, except wellhead pumpers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The pump operators, except wellhead pumpers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Pump Operator, Except Wellhead Pumpers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,600
25th Percentile Wage
$32,200
50th Percentile Wage
$42,470
75th Percentile Wage
$58,560
90th Percentile Wage
$73,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pump operators, except wellhead pumpers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) pump operators, except wellhead pumpers is $73,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,600. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 177% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pump operators, except wellhead pumpers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,4700.12%-5.04%
201542,420-2.55%-
201443,5000.53%-
201343,270-3.10%-
201244,610--

Table 2. Pump Operator, Except Wellhead Pumpers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of pump operators, except wellhead pumpers in 10 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 pump operators, except wellhead pumpers occupations is the real estate and rental and leasing sector with an annual salary $56,800. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $28,690).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$56,800
Utilities
$52,730
Transportation and Warehousing
$49,340
Manufacturing
$46,740
Wholesale Trade
$43,520
Construction
$43,460
Mining
$40,120
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,430
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,950
Retail Trade
$28,690

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers by States

From the above tables we note that not only pump operators, except wellhead pumpers 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 pump operators, except wellhead pumpers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,000 to $69,150. The highest paying state for pump operators, except wellhead pumpers is Georgia with a median annual salary of $69,150. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $24,000. For more salary information of pump operators, except wellhead pumpers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Georgia
$69,150
Nevada
$65,100
Wyoming
$64,820
Colorado
$60,320
Montana
$59,940
Utah
$59,620
Nebraska
$53,480
Alaska
$50,870
California
$50,420
Arkansas
$49,250
North Dakota
$48,400
Louisiana
$48,230
Ohio
$47,700
New Mexico
$47,020
Hawaii
$46,640
Oklahoma
$45,230
Virginia
$44,500
South Carolina
$44,460
New Jersey
$43,820
Massachusetts
$43,000
Kentucky
$42,080
West Virginia
$41,820
Florida
$41,370
Iowa
$41,250
North Carolina
$40,290
Pennsylvania
$39,980
Michigan
$39,810
Maryland
$38,360
Illinois
$37,870
Tennessee
$37,760
Texas
$37,140
Kansas
$35,680
Washington
$35,610
Oregon
$32,780
Indiana
$30,060
Puerto Rico
$29,190
Mississippi
$24,000


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