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Pump Technician Salary

A Pump Technician earns an average wage of $18.39 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$13.47 - $22.41
(Median)
$13
$18
$22
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $22.41  
   
Overtime
$22.58 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$152.60 - $1,965  
   
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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$28,621 - $70,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Pump Technician

Pump technicians are responsible for the maintenance for pump machinery, including inspecting pumps, ensuring they are in working order, troubleshooting, and other hands-on maintenance and repair work. Typically, they work with pumps which are used to transport oil and natural gas, as this is what provides most of the energy in the United States. In other cases, they may work for factories or construction companies which employ the use of pumps for other reasons.

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Pump Technician Tasks

  • Complete pre- and post- trip inspections and fuel, clean and service the units.
  • Maintain all required log books and inspection reports.
  • Maintain assigned equipment, and perform daily inspections to ensure compliance with operational and safety requirements.
  • Participate in rigging up, connecting hoses, delivery of product to location.
  • Report all operational deficiencies to supervisor and maintenance personnel.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pump Technician

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

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Experience Affects Pump Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%