How Much Do Wellhead Pumpers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Wellhead Pumpers

Wellhead Pumpers operate power pumps and auxiliary equipment to produce flow of oil or gas from wells in oil field.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$60500 per year
Hourly wage
$29 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$34,940 to $46,590 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$17 to $22 per hour

Entry-level Wellhead Pumpers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $34,940 to $46,590 per year or $17 to $22 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Wellhead Pumpers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $41 $85,110
Senior (Top 25%) $36 $74,190
Middle (Mid 50%) $29 $60,720
Junior (Bottom 25%) $22 $46,590
No experience (Bottom 10%) $17 $34,940

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CO $36 $74,470
NM $34 $71,130
MT $31 $65,020
ND $31 $64,460
AK $31 $64,310
MS $31 $64,090
UT $31 $63,830
WY $31 $63,460
TX $30 $62,410
LA $28 $58,840

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Wellhead Pumper is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CO doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CO might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Wellhead Pumpers are in the states of CO, NM, MT, ND and AK.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Utility System Construction $66620 $32.03
Oil and Gas Extraction $61860 $29.74
Support Activities for Mining $56470 $27.15
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $53700 $25.82

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