Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

General Information

Description

Operate or control petroleum refining or processing units. May specialize in controlling manifold and pumping systems, gauging or testing oil in storage tanks, or regulating the flow of oil into pipelines.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit87.99%
  2. State and local government6.32%
  3. Private, not for profit2.83%
  4. Federal government1.70%
  5. Self-employed1.16%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$53,010

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$89,610
$48,230
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 72%
  • Associate's degree 17%
  • Some college 6%
  • Less than high school 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Education and Training
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Public Safety and Security

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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