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 will usually earn a compensation of around $30,200 and $81,290 based on seniority levels. will normally receive an average compensation of fifty-one thousand eight hundred and thirty dollars per year.

can receive the best pay in Colorado, which has average wages of close to $71,190. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Construction, where they get average wages of $58,220.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.46 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Construction
$58,220
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$54,670
Utilities
$54,130
Manufacturing
$53,310
Wholesale Trade
$51,450
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$50,990

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
$39,350
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$41,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,080
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$44,030
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$46,430
Retail Trade
$47,000