Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
79%
risk level
POLLING
47%
Based on 24 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$94,580
or $45.47 per hour
Volume
33,360
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.6/10

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Automation risk

79% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

47% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 79% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers' job openings is expected to rise 3.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers' was $94,580, or $45 per hour

'Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers' were paid 96.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 33,360 people employed as 'Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers'.

Job description

Operate or control petroleum refining or processing units. May specialize in controlling manifold and pumping systems, gauging or testing oil in storage tanks, or regulating the flow of oil into pipelines.

SOC Code: 51-8093.00

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Comments

David (Highly likely) says
worked as a pipeline operator and the job was automated.
Oct 14, 2021 at 05:23 AM

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