Pump Operators
(Except Wellhead Pumpers)

4.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $23.83 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 74% (Robots are watching)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
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 11.4% by 2031
'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' is expected to be a very fast 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 'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' was $49,580, or $23.83 hourly
'Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers' are paid 8.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as pump operators, except wellhead pumpers?

As of 2021 there were 10,600 people employed as Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers within the United States.
This represents around 0.008% 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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