(800) 627 3697 info.eri@erieri.com
Are you working in compensation or HR? See our salary, cost-of-living, and executive pay applications in action. Try our free salary assessor demo.

Tank Farm Gauger Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$63,127 (USD)

Average Salary


Average Hourly


Average Bonus

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tank Farm Gauger is $63,127 a year and $30 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Tank Farm Gauger is between $45,853 and $77,514. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

Average Salary Chart

Scroll for Salary Potential, Education and Skills

Job Summary

  • 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 Chicago, Illinois, United States

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

Job family population: 38,700

Estimated population of Tank Farm Gauger jobs: 15,220

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


Education data not available for this job


Skills data not available for this job

Tank Farm Gauger Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

No listings found
ERI Economic Research Institute compiles the best salary, cost-of-living, and executive compensation survey data available.

Salaries By Location

Similar Job Titles

Are you an Employer?

Free Salary Assessor Product Demo
Are you an HR Professional?
Try our salary assessor and find out how much you should be paying
Explore our most popular jobs
View our most popular salary searches and other resources