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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,780
25th Percentile Wage
$33,420
50th Percentile Wage
$43,500
75th Percentile Wage
$59,020
90th Percentile Wage
$73,770

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 $73,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,780. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 165% 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 pump operators, except wellhead pumpers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,500
2.37% -2.55%
2016
$42,470
0.12% -
2015
$42,420
-2.55% -
2014
$43,500
0.53% -
2013
$43,270
-3.10% -
2012
$44,610
- -

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

The average salaries of pump operators, except wellhead pumpers in 11 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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $53,440. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $27,910).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$53,440
Utilities
$50,210
Manufacturing
$50,040
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$48,190
Wholesale Trade
$44,690
Transportation and Warehousing
$43,140
Mining
$43,080
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,070
Construction
$41,380
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,060
Retail Trade
$27,910

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 $29,240 to $64,820. The highest paying state for pump operators, except wellhead pumpers is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $64,820. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $29,240. 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
Wyoming
$64,820
Montana
$62,330
Nevada
$61,080
Colorado
$60,320
Utah
$59,620
Wisconsin
$54,800
Maine
$51,470
Alabama
$51,120
Alaska
$50,870
Louisiana
$50,420
California
$49,460
Arkansas
$49,250
New Mexico
$47,020
Hawaii
$46,640
New Hampshire
$46,550
Minnesota
$46,390
West Virginia
$45,420
Washington
$44,620
Virginia
$44,500
South Carolina
$44,460
Pennsylvania
$44,200
New Jersey
$44,150
Oklahoma
$43,850
North Dakota
$43,570
New York
$43,490
North Carolina
$43,180
Kentucky
$42,080
Florida
$41,700
Iowa
$41,250
Illinois
$41,070
Georgia
$40,160
Tennessee
$39,280
Texas
$39,020
Arizona
$38,550
Maryland
$38,360
Mississippi
$37,590
Oregon
$36,520
Nebraska
$36,430
Kansas
$36,350
Massachusetts
$34,150
Michigan
$33,960
Ohio
$31,360
Indiana
$30,060
Missouri
$29,490
Puerto Rico
$29,240



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