Salary for Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Also known as:  Acid Pump Operator, Brewery Pumper, Concrete Pump Operator, Fluid Pump Operator

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Pump operators work on tending, controlling and operating power-driven, stationary and portable pumps in order to transport gas, oil or powders to and from various locations. This occupation can be dangerous as it requires workers to handle sensitive materials by definition of the job. To become a pump operator, a high school diploma is usually required. Before beginning official work, up to a year of job training may be required before official work can begin.

A Pump Operator can get an average salary ranging from 32000 and 48000 depending on the level of education. Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers can expect an average salary of Forty Six Thousand Three Hundred dollars per annum.

Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers can make the most money in Montana, which has an average job salary of just about $66060. This group of professionals have the most lucrative average salary level in Utilities, where they can earn an average salary rate of $51220.

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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 24.97 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $51,220
Utilities $48,220
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $46,960
Manufacturing $46,890
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $46,180
Wholesale Trade $40,260
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $32,770
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $36,200
Construction $39,570
Public Administration $39,930
Wholesale Trade $40,260
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $46,180
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