Pump Operators
(Except Wellhead Pumpers)

4.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
89%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
12.6%
by 2030
WAGES
$48,090
or $23.12 hourly
VOLUME
10,580
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 89% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' job openings is expected to rise 12.6% by 2030
'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' was $48,090, or $23.12 hourly
'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' are paid 14.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 10,580 people employed as Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 53-7072.00

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