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Tank Farm Gauger Salary

$59,185 (USD)

Average Salary

$28/hr

Average Hourly

$1,042

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 13, 2019

The average pay for a Tank Farm Gauger is $59,185 a year and $28 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tank Farm Gauger is between $42,990 and $72,674. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Gauges and tests amount of oil in storage tanks, and regulates flow of oil and, other petroleum products into pipelines at wells, tank farms, refineries, and marine and rail terminals, following prescribed standards and regulations: gauges quantity of oil in storage tanks before and after delivery, using calibrated steel tape and conversion tables.
  • Lowers thermometer into tanks to obtain temperature reading.
  • Turns bleeder valves, or lowers sample container into tank to obtain oil sample.
  • Tests oil to determine amount of bottom sediment, water, and foreign materials, using centrifugal tester.
  • Calculates test results, using standard formulas.
  • Records readings and test results.
  • Starts pumps, and opens valves on pipelines and tanks to regulate and direct flow of oil from and into tanks, according to delivery schedules.
  • Reads automatic gauges at specified time intervals to determine flow rate of oil into or out of tanks and amount of oil in tanks.
  • Inspects pipelines, valves, and flanges to detect malfunctions, such as loose connections and leaks.
  • Tightens connections with wrenches, greases and oils valves, using grease gun and oilcan.
  • Reports leaks or defective valves to maintenance personnel.
  • Clamps seal around valves to secure tanks.
  • May gauge tanks containing petroleum and natural gas byproducts, such as condensate or natural gasoline.
  • May operate pumps, teletype, and mobile radio.
  • May clean pumps, machinery, and equipment.
  • May issue delivery or receiving tickets.
  • May record meter and pressure readings at gas wells.
  • May regulate flow of products into pipelines, using automate.
Tank Farm Gauger Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers

Job family population: 38,930

Estimated population of Tank Farm Gauger jobs: 15,310

Rate of error: 3.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$68,612
5 Year Change:
16 %
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The average pay for a Tank Farm Gauger is $59,185 a year and $28 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Tank Farm Gauger is between $42,990 and $72,674. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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