Pump operators are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, pump operators rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 43% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy pump operators are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Industrial designer
3.5
$67k
Faller
3.4
$45k
Rigger
3.3
$51k
Welder
3.1
$38k
Pump operator
3.1
$45k
Logging worker
3.1
$42k
Metal caster
3.0
$39k
Power plant operator
3.0
$82k
Sewing machine operator
3.0
$26k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are pump operators happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do pump operators find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as pump operators?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are pump operator’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are pump operators making the best use of their abilities?

Are pump operators happy with their salary?