Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

53-7073 Wellhead Pumpers

Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
12,720 5.6 % $23.36 $48,590 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.19 $17.06 $22.76 $28.90 $34.74
Annual Wage (2) $27,440 $35,490 $47,340 $60,120 $72,250


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 7,900 4.11 $24.21 $50,350
Support Activities for Mining 4,220 1.00 $21.67 $45,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 7,900 4.11 $24.21 $50,350
Support Activities for Mining 4,220 1.00 $21.67 $45,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 7,900 4.11 $24.21 $50,350
Support Activities for Mining 4,220 1.00 $21.67 $45,070
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas (8) (8) $20.50 $42,650
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $20.08 $41,770
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $17.52 $36,450


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,900 0.26 2.75 $23.55 $48,990
Oklahoma 1,050 0.67 7.08 $22.23 $46,240
North Dakota 990 2.24 23.84 $32.30 $67,190
West Virginia 940 1.33 14.17 $19.08 $39,690
Pennsylvania 900 0.16 1.69 $20.77 $43,200



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 720 2.56 27.23 $25.05 $52,110
North Dakota 990 2.24 23.84 $32.30 $67,190
West Virginia 940 1.33 14.17 $19.08 $39,690
New Mexico 780 0.99 10.49 $26.40 $54,910
Oklahoma 1,050 0.67 7.08 $22.23 $46,240



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 990 2.24 23.84 $32.30 $67,190
California 510 0.03 0.36 $30.29 $63,000
New Mexico 780 0.99 10.49 $26.40 $54,910
Colorado 770 0.33 3.47 $25.77 $53,590
Utah 200 0.15 1.63 $25.64 $53,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pittsburgh, PA 580 0.51 5.46 $20.92 $43,510
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 470 0.35 3.73 $25.69 $53,430
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.35 3.73 $24.24 $50,410
Midland, TX 320 3.58 38.09 $24.37 $50,700
Odessa, TX 260 3.58 38.07 $23.60 $49,100
Farmington, NM 250 5.04 53.57 $30.50 $63,440
Oklahoma City, OK 250 0.41 4.34 $24.53 $51,020
Charleston, WV 210 1.47 15.63 $19.93 $41,460
Longview, TX 210 2.09 22.16 $18.76 $39,010
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 170 0.58 6.14 $27.58 $57,370



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farmington, NM 250 5.04 53.57 $30.50 $63,440
Odessa, TX 260 3.58 38.07 $23.60 $49,100
Midland, TX 320 3.58 38.09 $24.37 $50,700
Longview, TX 210 2.09 22.16 $18.76 $39,010
Casper, WY 70 1.67 17.77 $24.72 $51,410
Charleston, WV 210 1.47 15.63 $19.93 $41,460
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 100 1.42 15.04 $16.13 $33,540
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 170 0.58 6.14 $27.58 $57,370
Pittsburgh, PA 580 0.51 5.46 $20.92 $43,510
Canton-Massillon, OH 80 0.46 4.84 $17.30 $35,980



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.76 $70,220
Farmington, NM 250 5.04 53.57 $30.50 $63,440
Fort Smith, AR-OK (8) (8) (8) $27.83 $57,880
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 170 0.58 6.14 $27.58 $57,370
Victoria, TX (8) (8) (8) $27.29 $56,760
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 470 0.35 3.73 $25.69 $53,430
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 70 0.08 0.82 $25.17 $52,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $25.08 $52,180
Casper, WY 70 1.67 17.77 $24.72 $51,410
Oklahoma City, OK 250 0.41 4.34 $24.53 $51,020

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 860 10.35 110.00 $32.55 $67,690
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 550 3.86 41.06 $18.88 $39,280
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 450 3.39 36.02 $24.53 $51,020
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 440 1.67 17.78 $25.81 $53,690
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 420 1.08 11.48 $17.77 $36,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 860 10.35 110.00 $32.55 $67,690
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 190 4.60 48.90 $25.25 $52,510
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 550 3.86 41.06 $18.88 $39,280
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 3.78 40.15 $26.23 $54,550
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 180 3.47 36.93 $25.93 $53,940

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 860 10.35 110.00 $32.55 $67,690
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 2.02 21.51 $30.73 $63,920
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 120 1.88 20.02 $28.62 $59,530
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 130 3.78 40.15 $26.23 $54,550
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 180 3.47 36.93 $25.93 $53,940


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015