A Pipeline Controller earns an average wage of $32.67 per hour. A skill in SCADA is associated with high pay for this job.

$49,919 - $96,080
(Median)
$50K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,441
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90%

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$25.12 - $41.84
(Median)
$25
$33
$42
MEDIAN: $32.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,919 - $96,080  
   
Bonus
$979 - $11,675  
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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$55,191 - $102,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.12 - $41.84  
   
Overtime
$34.48 - $58.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$979 - $11,675  
   
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).
)
$55,191 - $102,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Pipeline Controller

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,570

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Experience Affects Pipeline Controller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 86%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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