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Petroleum Pumper Helper Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$34,782 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Petroleum Pumper Helper is $34,782 a year and $17 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Petroleum Pumper Helper is between $31,199 and $41,188. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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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 New York-Manhattan, New York, 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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