Pumper Salary

Pumpers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $19.99 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although about a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,020 - $72,959
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $51,280
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$11.92 - $28.90
(Median)
$12
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,020 - $72,959  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,969  
Profit Sharing
$4,250  
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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$30,289 - $73,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $28.90  
   
Overtime
$18.40 - $47.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,969  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,250  
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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$30,289 - $73,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $49K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Pumpers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Pumper Salaries

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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