Pump operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Pump operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Massachusetts $92,550
Colorado $78,480
Missouri $68,040
Nevada $65,100
Wyoming $64,740
Alaska $63,670
Illinois $63,400
North Dakota $62,900
Texas $61,360
Michigan $60,390
Kansas $59,380
South Dakota $59,380
Oklahoma $59,180
Wisconsin $54,800
Arizona $54,570
New Jersey $54,490
Washington $50,900
Pennsylvania $49,820
Maine $49,790
West Virginia $49,670
Georgia $49,360
Alabama $49,240
Montana $48,920
New Hampshire $48,640
Utah $48,600
Ohio $48,520
Indiana $48,210
Maryland $47,460
Kentucky $47,200
Oregon $47,040
Tennessee $46,590
Louisiana $46,200
Mississippi $45,360
Florida $45,270
Minnesota $44,160
California $43,430
New York $41,250
Virginia $40,530
North Carolina $40,290
Nebraska $34,140
Puerto Rico $29,010
Iowa $24,390

How do pump operator salaries compare to similar careers?

Pump operators earn about the same as related careers in Alaska. On average, they make less than power plant operators but more than fork lift operators.

Career Median Salary
Power plant operator salary $78K
Rigger salary $75K
Machinist salary $62K
Welder salary $76K
Water treatment plant operator salary $61K
Pump operator salary $64K
Quality control inspector salary $60K
Rotary drill operator salary $48K
Glazier salary $54K
Fork lift operator salary $49K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)