Wellhead Pumpers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
82%
risk level
POLLING
57%
Based on 11 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$63,280
or $30.42 per hour
Volume
14,550
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.1/10

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Automation risk

82% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

57% 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: 82% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Wellhead Pumpers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Wellhead Pumpers' job openings is expected to rise 3.3% 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 'Wellhead Pumpers' was $63,280, or $30 per hour

'Wellhead Pumpers' were paid 36.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 14,550 people employed as 'Wellhead Pumpers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as 'Wellhead Pumpers'.

Job description

Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.

SOC Code: 53-7073.00

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