Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

General Information

Description

Tend, control, or operate power-driven, stationary, or portable pumps and manifold systems to transfer gases, oil, other liquids, slurries, or powdered materials to and from various vessels and processes.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit77.52%
  2. Federal government9.72%
  3. Self-employed7.54%
  4. State and local government4.96%
  5. Private, not for profit0.27%

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

$36,700

Military salary*

$53,928

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State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$62,330
$29,240
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 86%
  • Associate's degree 9%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Production and Processing
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Education and Training

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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