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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$72,870
75th Percentile Wage
$59,100
50th Percentile Wage
$43,500
25th Percentile Wage
$32,480
10th Percentile Wage
$25,410

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 $72,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,410. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 186% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $43,500 0.53%
2013 $43,270 -3.00%
2012 $44,610 1.69%
2011 $43,870 0.30%
2010 $43,740 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for pump operators, except wellhead pumpers from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -3.00%.We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 1.69% in 2012 and a very small growth of 0.30% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$43,500
Wellhead Pumpers
$47,340
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
$33,660
Mine Shuttle Car Operators
$55,000
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
$41,180
Other Material Moving Workers
$30,830
Conveyor Operators and Tenders
$31,220

Table 4. 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 4. 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 transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $61,700. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $24,040).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,700
Utilities
$53,740
Manufacturing
$46,060
Wholesale Trade
$44,390
Federal, State, and Local Government
$42,170
Mining
$42,030
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$39,540
Construction
$36,390
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,800
Retail Trade
$24,040

Table 5. 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 $27,880 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 Mississippi with a median annual salary of $27,880. 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
Ohio
$59,050
Montana
$57,360
Kansas
$55,050
Oklahoma
$53,350
West Virginia
$52,940
Missouri
$52,770
Nevada
$51,300
New Mexico
$50,920
Alaska
$50,870
Virginia
$50,010
North Dakota
$48,300
Illinois
$47,490
Arkansas
$45,800
Colorado
$45,270
Louisiana
$44,980
South Carolina
$44,460
California
$44,430
Maine
$44,120
New Hampshire
$43,850
Alabama
$43,540
New Jersey
$41,030
Pennsylvania
$39,090
Arizona
$39,060
New York
$38,930
Michigan
$38,310
Texas
$38,190
Florida
$36,700
Oregon
$36,410
Washington
$35,610
Kentucky
$33,550
Indiana
$33,220
Massachusetts
$32,330
Nebraska
$30,300
Tennessee
$28,770
Puerto Rico
$28,230
Mississippi
$27,880