There are currently an estimated 11,900 pump operators in the United States. The pump operator job market is expected to grow by 13.4% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are pump operators?

CareerExplorer rates pump operators with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 9,900 pump operators. That number is based on 1,600 additional pump operators, and the retirement of 8,300 existing pump operators.

What’s the supply of pump operators?

The pump operator industry is concentrated in Texas, Louisiana, California

Pump Operator job market by state

State Name Employed Pump Operators
Texas 3,150
Louisiana 2,080
California 1,050
North Dakota 640
Pennsylvania 470
New Jersey 430
Florida 380
Oklahoma 370
Illinois 200
Massachusetts 190
New Hampshire 190
Oregon 170
Ohio 120
Nebraska 110
Arizona 100
West Virginia 100
Missouri 90
Georgia 80
Puerto Rico 70
Kansas 50
Montana 40
North Carolina 40
Nevada 40
Mississippi 40
Michigan 40