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 Wyoming. On average, they make less than power plant operators but more than water treatment plant operators.

Career Median Salary
Power plant operator salary $79K
Petroleum pump system operator salary $79K
Logistician salary $70K
Non-Destructive testing specialist salary $71K
Rotary drill operator salary $62K
Pump operator salary $65K
Welder salary $61K
Machinist salary $60K
Quality control inspector salary $49K
Water treatment plant operator salary $48K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)