Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

4.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
65%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
3%
by 2031
WAGES
$79,540
or $38.24 hourly
VOLUME
34,230
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 65% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers' job openings is expected to rise 3% by 2031
'Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers' was $79,540, or $38.24 hourly
'Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers' are paid 73.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers?

As of 2021 there were 34,230 people employed as Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% 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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