Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

General Information

Description

Tend, control, or operate power-driven, stationary, or portable pumps and manifold systems to transfer gases, oil, other liquids, slurries, or powdered materials to and from various vessels and processes.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$48,090

Military salary*

$50,444

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State-by-state Salary

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$71,470
$24,390
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 60%
  • Bachelor's degree 17%
  • Some college 8%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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