Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Training Requirements for Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers
Percent
Less than High School 11.2
High School 47.4
Some College 26.0
Associates Degree 6.7
Bachelors Degree 8.3
Masters Degree 0.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment Outlook for Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

This represents about 13,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more pump operators, except wellhead pumpers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 7,000 more.

Typical Income for Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Hourly Income

On average,pump operators, except wellhead pumpers make $22.24 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers $12.79 $15.48 $20.42 $28.15 $35.46
Transportation and material moving occupations $9.21 $10.91 $14.78 $20.76 $28.50
Material moving workers $9.03 $10.17 $12.62 $16.67 $21.75
Pumping station operators $13.31 $16.99 $23.48 $30.12 $36.44
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, pump operators, except wellhead pumpers make $46,270 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers $26,600 $32,200 $42,470 $58,560 $73,750
Transportation and material moving occupations $19,150 $22,680 $30,730 $43,170 $59,270
Material moving workers $18,780 $21,160 $26,240 $34,670 $45,240
Pumping station operators $27,680 $35,350 $48,840 $62,660 $75,800
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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