Pumping station operators

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Total Workforce

21.5k

Average Age

42.2

Estimated Job Growth

15.8%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$59,784

Average Male Salary

$60,430

Average Female Salary

$45,283

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Pumping station operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Support activities for mining is the industry that employs the most Pumping station operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Pumping station operators, by average wage, is Cement, concrete, lime, & gypsum product manufacturing . Pumping station operators are paid most in Rio Grande COG & Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (West) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Concho Valley COG & Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (East) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$59,784

AVERAGE SALARY

± $6,192

In 2017, Pumping station operators earned an average of $59,784, $7,719 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors make somewhat more than Pumping station operators while Postsecondary teachers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Pumping station operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.32

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Pumping station operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.32, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Pumping station operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Pumping station operators.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Pumping station operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Pumping station operators, by number of employees, are Support activities for mining, Oil & gas extraction, and Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Pumping station operators, by average wage, are Cement, concrete, lime, & gypsum product manufacturing , Electric & gas, and other combinations, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

21.5k

2017 Workforce

± 3,600

-3.4%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 24.3%

The number of people employed as Pumping station operators has been declining at a rate of -3.4%, from 22,267 people in 2016 to 21,509 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Pumping station operators employed by various industries. Support activities for mining employs the largest share of Pumping station operators at  30.9%, followed by Oil & gas extraction with 14% and Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers with 6.67%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Pumping station operators in the US. The average age of male Pumping station operators in the workforce is 42.1 and of female Pumping station operators is 43.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pumping station operators is White.

Gender Composition

20.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,523

917

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 743

95.7% of Pumping station operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Pumping station operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Pumping station operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

78.1% of Pumping station operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.5% of Pumping station operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Pumping station operators.

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Age by Gender

42.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.35

43.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 10.4

The median age of Pumping station operators is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 1.25 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Pumping station operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Pumping station operators is Engineering but a relatively high number of Pumping station operators hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Pumping station operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pumping station operators need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Pumping station operators need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Pumping station operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Pumping station operators are expected to see a growth of 15.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

15.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Pumping station operators. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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