Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Tend, control, or operate power-driven, stationary, or portable pumps and manifold systems to transfer gases, oil, other liquids, slurries, or powdered materials to and from various vessels and processes.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,310 4.9 % $19.95 $41,490 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.47 $14.51 $18.97 $24.72 $30.45
Annual Wage (2) $23,860 $30,180 $39,460 $51,410 $63,330


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support Activities for Mining 3,100 $20.24 $42,110
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,690 $19.47 $40,490
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 530 $19.64 $40,850
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 380 $21.63 $44,980
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 370 $21.33 $44,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Inland Water Transportation 370 $29.08 $60,480
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 150 $26.72 $55,570
Support Activities for Water Transportation 60 $25.93 $53,930
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 120 $25.47 $52,970
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 140 $25.26 $52,540


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Wyoming 410 $18.10 $37,640 1.465
Louisiana 1,670 $22.34 $46,470 0.890
Oklahoma 740 $19.76 $41,100 0.483
Arkansas 260 $17.09 $35,540 0.229
New Mexico 130 $20.11 $41,820 0.168

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Montana 40 $31.76 $66,060 0.082
New York 370 $31.16 $64,800 0.043
Massachusetts 160 $23.73 $49,370 0.050
California 290 $22.81 $47,440 0.020
Colorado (8) $22.47 $46,740 (8)


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 130 $18.15 $37,740 1.412
Midland, TX 80 $16.65 $34,630 1.125
Fort Smith, AR-OK 110 $15.39 $32,010 0.944
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 120 $24.34 $50,620 0.773
Odessa, TX 40 $19.86 $41,310 0.595

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 240 $33.54 $69,770 0.048
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) $30.42 $63,270 (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 90 $27.93 $58,090 0.084
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 120 $24.48 $50,920 0.074
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 120 $24.34 $50,620 0.773


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010