There are currently an estimated 11,500 wellhead pumpers in the United States. The wellhead pumper job market is expected to grow by 21.7% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are wellhead pumpers?

CareerExplorer rates wellhead pumpers with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 10,800 wellhead pumpers. That number is based on 2,500 additional wellhead pumpers, and the retirement of 8,300 existing wellhead pumpers.

What’s the supply of wellhead pumpers?

The wellhead pumper industry is concentrated in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas

Wellhead Pumper job market by state

State Name Employed Wellhead Pumpers
Texas 5,150
Oklahoma 770
Kansas 670
Colorado 620
Pennsylvania 590
North Dakota 550
West Virginia 440
Wyoming 430
Ohio 430
New Mexico 430
Montana 180
Michigan 170
Kentucky 150
Utah 150
Louisiana 100
California 90
Mississippi 50
Illinois 50
Indiana 40