|Salary||$34,118 - $80,750|
|Bonus||$250.00 - $7,630|
|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).)
|$27,282 - $85,561|
|Hourly Rate||$11.92 - $34.07|
|Overtime||$15.45 - $46.44|
|Bonus||$250.00 - $7,630|
|Total Pay (||$27,282 - $85,561|
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.Read More...
Many large oilfields now feature a great deal of automation in the extraction process, which carries oil to the surface and then on to pipeline facilities. Pumpers in these companies are normally the employees who help to maintain efficient operations of this equipment. The pumper creates notes regarding extraction volume. He or she also ensures that pumping volume remains at optimal levels and within safe parameters for each wellhead.
A pumper typically needs a high school diploma. Pumpers need to be accurate in recording data and have a good eye for details. Additionally, mechanical repair ability is a beneficial skill, and many employers look for pumpers with prior or related experience. While some pumpers work daytime hours, this can be a shift-based job requiring evening and overnight work. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- 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
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.
Key Stats for Pumper
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