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Pumping Station Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of pumping station operators are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of pumping station operators in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of pumping station operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The pumping station operators 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. Pumping Station Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pumping station operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) pumping station operators is $75,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,680. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 173% 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 pumping station operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Table 2. Pumping Station Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of pumping station operators 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 pumping station operators occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $59,810. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $27,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Wholesale Trade
Federal, State, and Local Government
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Retail Trade


Highest paying industries for pumping station operators.