Men account for the majority of Pumpers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $19.14 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — approximately one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$33,510 - $96,853
$34K
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$97K
MEDIAN: $49,989
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$11.15 - $31.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$33,510 - $96,853  
   
Bonus
$6,921  
Total Pay (?
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$26,632 - $84,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $31.32  
   
Overtime
$15.55 - $55.02  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$6,921  
   
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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$26,632 - $84,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $53K. Pumpers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $48K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $45K.

Key Stats for Pumper

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Pumper Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
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National Average
$47,000

Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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