Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

At-A-Glance

Median Pay*
$78,910.00 per year
Employment Change, 2017-2022*
150
Number of Jobs, 2016*
2080
Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience
None
On-the-job Training
Long-term on-the-job training
Job Outlook, 2017-2022*
6.7 %

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2017-2022
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
6.7%
All Occupations
18.26%
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers Do
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.
Top Paying Industries for this Career
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Oil and Gas Extraction
Support Activities for Mining
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
SOURCE:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and ONETOnline