Pump Operators
(Except Wellhead Pumpers)

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
74%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
11.4%
by year 2032
WAGES
$55,860
or $26.85 per hour
Volume
10,870
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.6/10

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Automation risk

74% (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:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Finger Dexterity

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Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' job openings is expected to rise 11.4% 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

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' was $55,860, or $26 per hour

'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' were paid 20.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 10,870 people employed as 'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 13 thousand people are employed as 'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers'.

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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