Pumping station operators

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
23.8k
Average Age
40
Average Salary
$62,329
Average Male Salary
$63,198
Average Female Salary
$40,646

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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 Lubbock CountyLubbock City (Outer) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Concho Valley COG & Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (East) PUMA, TX.

Yearly Wage

$62,329
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,904

In 2020, Pumping station operators earned an average of $62,329, $6,375 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Aircraft mechanics & service technicians make somewhat more than Pumping station operators while Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations 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

0.309
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Pumping station operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.309, 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 by Share

23.8k
2020 Workforce
± 3,791
2.33%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 22.1%

The number of people employed as Pumping station operators has been growing at a rate of 2.33%, from 23,299 people in 2019 to 23,842 people in 2020.

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  29.9%, followed by Oil & gas extraction with 15.7% and Construction with 10.2%.

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Demographic information on Pumping station operators in the US. The average age of male Pumping station operators in the workforce is 39.8 and of female Pumping station operators is 45.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pumping station operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

22.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,717
919
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 744

96.1% of Pumping station operators are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

68.9% of Pumping station operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.5% of Pumping station operators, Black (Non-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 Sex

39.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.24
45.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 12.7

The median age of Pumping station operators is 40, and Male employees are generally 5.43 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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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 Agriculture.

Majors

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