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Petroleum Pumper Helper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$32,262 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Petroleum Pumper Helper is $32,262 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Petroleum Pumper Helper is between $24,959 and $38,203. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Assists still-pump operator and pumper in pumping crude, semiprocessed, and finished petroleum products, water, and chemical solutions through processing, storage, and shipping departments of refinery: turns valves and switches to start and regulate operation of pumping units.
  • Turns handwheels to open and close pipeline and tankage valves to direct flow of product to destination.
  • Inspects pumps, lines, and tankage valves for leaks and malfunctioning.
  • Lubricates valves and pumps.
  • Tightens connections, using wrenches.
  • Gauges contents of tanks, using tape gauge or automatic remote-controlled gauging equipment.
  • Takes temperature readings by lowering thermometer into tank.
  • Draws samples of product by lowering sample container into tank or by opening bleeder valves on pipelines to draw sample.
  • Loads barges and tank cars.
  • May make specific gravity and color tests.
  • May clean equipment.
  • May use radio or telephone to communicate with pumper.
  • May blend and dye gasolines, using standardized formulas, and prepare blending report.
  • Performs other duties as described under helper.
Petroleum Pumper Helper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Helpers--Production Workers

Job family population: 402,140

Estimated population of Petroleum Pumper Helper jobs: 519

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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