Men account for the majority of Pumpers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $20.35 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Pumpers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,203 - $95,476
$33K
$50K
$95K
MEDIAN: $49,507
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50%
90%

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$11.66 - $32.68
$12
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$33,203 - $95,476  
   
Bonus
$253.42 - $14,795  
Total Pay (?
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$26,975 - $85,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $32.68  
   
Overtime
$17.34 - $51.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$253.42 - $14,795  
   
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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$26,975 - $85,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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Job Description for Pumper

A pumper is a person who works in the energy industry, usually as part of field crews in oil or natural gas extraction operations. The pumper's main job is to assure that wellheads located around fields across a wide area are properly maintained and working efficiently. The job involves logging data, checking and testing gauges, and performing minor repairs. The pumper also assists in maintaining a clean work area around wellheads and pumping areas. Companies that utilize hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) will also use pumpers in a more traditional role, assisting in the application of high-pressure water into an extraction site.

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Pumper Tasks

  • Monitor oil pumps, visiting sites and reviewing remote data.
  • Lubricate, repair, maintain, and examine oil pumps and related pipelines.
  • Report on data, productivity, and oil sample analysis.
  • Operate equipment and adjust valves to increase efficiency of oil pumps.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pumper

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Pumpers see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Pumpers report making only $45K on average.

Key Stats for Pumper

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Pumper Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
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Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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