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

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 will most likely earn an average salary between 40000 and 60000 based on education and experience. Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers will normally receive an average salary of Fifty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred dollars each year.

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers can obtain the highest pay in Alaska, where they can receive normal pay levels of near $88410. Employees who work in this job make the highest salary in Utilities, where they can receive average pay scales of $62380.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.56 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers tend to make the most in the following industries
Manufacturing $62,380
Utilities $57,590
Transportation and Warehousing $57,260
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $56,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $56,700
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $55,660
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Management of Companies and Enterprises $43,270
Public Administration $49,840
Wholesale Trade $52,250
Retail Trade $52,600
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $55,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $56,700
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