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Pump Machine Operator Salary
in San Diego, California

$41,984 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pump Machine Operator is $41,984 a year and $20 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Pump Machine Operator is between $31,649 and $50,527. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

  • Operates power-driven pumps that transfer liquids, semiliquids, gases, or powdered materials, performing any combination of following duties: observes pressure gauges and flowmeters, and adjusts valves to regulate speed of pumps and control pressure and rate of flow of materials.
  • Transfers materials to and from storage tanks, processing tanks, trucks, railroad cars, ships, canals, and mines.
  • Pumps crude oil from wells.
  • Maintains pumps and lines by replacing filters and gaskets, tightening connections, and adjusting pumps, using handtools.
  • May transfer liquids by siphoning.
  • May connect pipelines between pumps and containers or storage tanks being filled or emptied.
  • May collect samples of materials for laboratory analysis.
  • May determine density of liquids, using hydrometer.
  • May record quantity of item pumped.
  • May inventory contents of storage tank, using calibrated rod, or by reading mercury gauge and tank charts.
  • Usually receives verbal or written orders from superior as to amount to be pumped and is not responsible for mixing or processing.
  • May be designated according to material pumped or area of work as acid pumper; glycol-service operator; irrigating-pump operator; tailings-dam pumper; yard pumper.
Pump Machine Operator Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Job family population: 11,500

Estimated population of Pump Machine Operator jobs: 527

Rate of error: 9.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Pump Machine Operator Job Listings for San Diego, California

Pump Installer
Jun 11
San Diego, CA, USA
Hidden Valley Pump Systems
Knowledge of hand, power and air operated tools. * Cleaning, assembly & painting of new pumps ... Ability to use a variety of hand tools, machine tools & precision measuring instruments.
Outside Machinist III
Jun 6
San Diego, CA, USA
Propulsion Controls Engineering
PCE has a current opening for a Full-Time Outside Machinist III , at our San Diego California ... to: pumps, compressors, purifiers, heat exchanges, hydraulic/electric motor operators, valves ...
Outside Machinist II
May 23
San Diego, CA, USA
Propulsion Controls Engineering
... to: pumps, compressors, purifiers, heat exchanges, hydraulic/electric motor operators, valves ... Trains less experienced outside machinists. Experience and Knowledge: * Minimum of 3-5 years ...
General/Inside Machinist
Jun 6
San Diego, CA, USA
Lead Staffing - Marine
Assemble and machine using steel and alloys using conventional lathes, mills, VTL's (Vertical ... valves and pumps. Qualifications * This position requires precision layout, measuring and ...
Maintenance Technicians
Jun 18
Vista, CA, USA
Marquee Staffing
Family owned and operated company and treats every single one of their employees like family ... Responsible for installing and repairing of Motors, Pumps, Mixers, special valves- pneumatic or ...
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