Pumper Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Pumpers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.95 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Pumpers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,627 - $93,021
$34K
$52K
$93K
MEDIAN: $52,211
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$11.79 - $33.40
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$0$93K
Salary $33,627 - $93,021
Bonus $246.58 - $7,692
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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$27,024 - $84,522
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $11.79 - $33.40
Hourly Tips $0.29
Overtime $15.39 - $46.57
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $246.58 - $7,692
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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$27,024 - $84,522
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Pumper

Pay by Experience for a Pumper has a positive trend. An entry-level Pumper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pumper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Pumper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 25 salaries. A Pumper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Pumper?

Pumper in Midland:
"Pumpins' good."
Pros: Freedom and being outdoors. Working alone. Low stress.
Cons: Bad weather.

Key Stats for Pumper

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Pumper Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲8%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 18%
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