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Petroleum Pump System Operator, Refinery Operator, and Gauger Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $16.18 $25.18 $34.64
  Annual $33,600 $52,400 $72,000
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers Control the operation of 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.