Pumping station operators

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2019 Workforce
23.6k
Average Age
40.2
Average Salary
$60,057
Average Male Salary
$60,766
Average Female Salary
$43,791

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 Pipeline transportation. Pumping station operators are paid most in Rio Grande COG & Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (West) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in North Texas Regional Planning Commission (Outside Wichita County) & Wise County PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,057
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,024

In 2019, Pumping station operators earned an average of $60,057, $4,533 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Mental health and substance abuse social workers make somewhat more than Pumping station operators while Lodging managers 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

0.272
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Pumping station operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.272, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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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

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Pumping station operators, by average wage, are Pipeline transportation, Natural gas distribution, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

23.6k
2019 Workforce
± 3,774
13.1%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 20.6%

The number of people employed as Pumping station operators has been growing at a rate of 13.1%, from 20,898 people in 2018 to 23,631 people in 2019.

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  32.4%, followed by Oil & gas extraction with 17.6% and U. S. Army with 10.2%.

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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 40.2 and of female Pumping station operators is 38.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pumping station operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

22.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,694
988
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 772

95.8% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

68.7% of Pumping station operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16% of Pumping station operators, White (Hispanic) 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

40.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.23
38.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 11.2

The median age of Pumping station operators is 40.2, and Male employees are generally 1.64 years older 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.
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