The average wage for a Pump Technician is $17.45 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$27,038 - $77,566
$27K
$43K
$78K
MEDIAN: $42,729
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90%

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$12.23 - $25.96
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$27,038 - $77,566  
   
Bonus
$983  
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$27,529 - $64,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $25.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$17.54 - $45.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$983  
   
Profit Sharing
$983  
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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$27,529 - $64,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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

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

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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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Key Stats for Pump Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Pump Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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