Pipeline Controller Salary

A Pipeline Controller earns an average wage of $32.78 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in SCADA is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$48,745 - $97,154
$49K
$69K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,035
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50%
90%

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$24.80 - $41.91
$25
$33
$42
MEDIAN: $32.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,745 - $97,154  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $12,060  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$53,654 - $102,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.80 - $41.91  
   
Overtime
$34.26 - $58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,004 - $12,060  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,654 - $102,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Pipeline Controller

Pipeline controllers works with liquid delivery systems at factories, refineries and power plants. They help monitor and control the in- and outflow of liquids such as water, oil and various other fuels (typically delivered by pipeline networks). The controller monitors and ensures the proper flow of such liquid materials into the plant for processing or out of a refinery for delivery to suppliers and customers. He or she helps monitor the safety of pipeline and storage operations within these facilities.

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Pipeline Controller Tasks

  • Monitor and analyze gathering systems and pipeline operations.
  • Coordinate scheduled maintenance and unscheduled outages with field operations.
  • Monitor system performance and capacity, making proper notification of equipment needing repair or calibration.
  • Communicate daily with field operations.
  • Monitor pressure, temperature and volume using company computer system to ensure safe receipt and delivery of volumes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pipeline Controller

Pay by Experience for a Pipeline Controller has a positive trend. An entry-level Pipeline Controller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 60 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pipeline Controller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Pipeline Controller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 18 salaries. A Pipeline Controller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,504

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Key Stats for Pipeline Controller

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Pipeline Controller Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 8%