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Pumper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$41,149 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pumper is $41,149 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Pumper is between $31,020 and $49,523. 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

  • 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.
Pumper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Job family population: 11,500

Estimated population of Pumper jobs: 527

Rate of error: 9.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Pumper Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Industrial Salesman
May 18
Naperville, IL, USA
Mack Pump & Equipment
Industrial Salesman Industrial Distributor of pumps, seals, motors and condition monitoring equipment is looking for an experienced Outside Salesman to handle our Central Illinois territory.
Industrial Salesman
May 19
Plainfield, IL, USA
Mack Pump and Equipment Co., Inc.
W2GT}Industrial Distributor of pumps, seals, motors and condition monitoring equipment is looking for an experienced Outside Salesman to handle our Central Illinois territory. Interested candidates ...
Senior Accountant
Apr 24
Blue Island, IL, USA
Proflow Pumping Solutions
We are a new pump company, a pump repair company, a mechanical seal company, and an aftermarket pump part company.
Field & Shop Apprentice
Apr 16
Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
Illinois Pump Inc
SHOP TRAINEE APPRENTICE PROGRAM Illinois Pump is a well-established Northwestern Suburban after-market pump service company. We are currently looking for Shop Trainees to begin our apprentice program ...
Truck Driver - Owner-Operator Tanker Truck Driver - Owner-Operator - Schneider National
Jun 14
Installation of a pump and compressor with no up-front charge * Schneider Purchase Power Program® - Leverage Schneider's buying power to save thousands in business costs, such as fuel, tires ...
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