Wellhead Pumpers

General Information

Description

Operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.

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

Industry areas

  • Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Support Activities for Mining
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$39,580

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$65,480
$30,190
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 66%
  • Less than high school 13%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Associate's degree 6%
  • Some college 5%
  • 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%

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Production and Processing
  • Engineering and Technology

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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