Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Operate or control petroleum refining or processing units. May specialize in controlling manifold and pumping systems, gauging or testing oil in storage tanks, or regulating the flow of oil into pipelines.

The Facts

Median ANNUAL EARNINGS

$78,327

Median Annual Earnings
are the midpoint earned
by 50 percent of workers
who are the lowest paid
and 50 percent of workers
who are the highest paid
in a particular occupation.

Jobs

976

Jobs are any position in
which a worker provides
labor in exchange for
monetary compensation
(note: one individual may
hold multiple jobs).

Average Annual Earnings

$79,494

Average Annual Earnings
are determined by
dividing the total earnings
for the occupation by the
number of jobs in the
occupation.

*Earnings include base rate plus commission and tips in some occupations.
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