Salary for Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

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Also known as:  Hydrotreater Operator, Oil Gauger, Oil Pipeline Dispatcher, Oil Pipeline Operator, Oil Refiner, Petroleum Plant Operator, Petroleum Refinery Control Panel Operator, Petroleum Refinery Operator, Petroleum Refining Equipment Operator

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These employees set up, tend, operate and control petroleum refining units. Their job can be dangerous as they are often required to deal with hazardous materials by definition of the job. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed their high school diploma or GED in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to one year of job training on-site.

A Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, or Gauger can earn average salaries in a range of $49,420 to $104,470 based on education and experience. get an average compensation of seventy-seven thousand six hundred and ten dollars every year.

receive the highest salary in Montana, where they can earn a compensation of approximately $89,950. People in this career are compensated at the highest average salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can receive wages of $93,480.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 59.86 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$93,480
Manufacturing
$81,410
Utilities
$79,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,650
Construction
$76,420
Transportation and Warehousing
$75,710

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
$57,650
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$58,030
Wholesale Trade
$63,150
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$71,810
Transportation and Warehousing
$75,710
Construction
$76,420