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Working as a Concrete Pump Operator

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a concrete pump operator. For example, did you know that they make an average of $17.4 an hour? That's $36,195 a year!

What Does a Concrete Pump Operator Do

There are certain skills that many concrete pump operators have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed communication skills, coordination and mechanical skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a concrete pump operator, we found that a lot of resumes listed 24.7% of concrete pump operators included cdl, while 14.6% of resumes included safety standards, and 13.7% of resumes included pump truck. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become a Concrete Pump Operator

If you're interested in becoming a concrete pump operator, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 7.5% of concrete pump operators have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.6% of concrete pump operators have master's degrees. Even though some concrete pump operators have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a concrete pump operator. When we researched the most common majors for a concrete pump operator, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on concrete pump operator resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a concrete pump operator. In fact, many concrete pump operator jobs require experience in a role such as driver. Meanwhile, many concrete pump operators also have previous career experience in roles such as truck driver or delivery driver.

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Average Salary$36,195
Job Growth Rate4%

Concrete Pump Operator Career Paths

Top Careers Before Concrete Pump Operator

Driver
12.3 %

Top Careers After Concrete Pump Operator

Driver
11.4 %

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Average Salary for a Concrete Pump Operator

Concrete Pump Operators in America make an average salary of $36,195 per year or $17 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $51,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $25,000 per year.
Average Salary
$36,195

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
West Fargo, ND
Salary Range38k - 60k$48k$48,352
Sioux Falls, SD
Salary Range30k - 46k$38k$37,791
Cleveland, OH
Salary Range29k - 47k$37k$37,140
Austin, TX
Salary Range27k - 48k$36k$36,061
Richmond, VA
Salary Range27k - 43k$34k$34,443
Apex, NC
Salary Range25k - 41k$33k$32,583
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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Concrete Pump Operator
Concrete Pump Operator
AHRS Construction
AHRS Construction
12/31/2020
12/31/2020
$41,74012/31/2020
$41,740
Concrete Operator
Concrete Operator
Spherion
Spherion
12/09/2020
12/09/2020
$29,21812/09/2020
$29,218
Concrete Operator
Concrete Operator
Spherion
Spherion
11/11/2020
11/11/2020
$29,21811/11/2020
$29,218
Concrete Pumper
Concrete Pumper
Aerotek
Aerotek
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$41,74006/22/2020
$41,740
Concrete Pump Operator
Concrete Pump Operator
Foundations First, Inc.
Foundations First, Inc.
06/07/2019
06/07/2019
$52,17506/07/2019
$52,175
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Concrete Pump Operator Demographics

Gender

male

92.8 %

unknown

4.2 %

female

2.9 %

Ethnicity

White

70.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

20.2 %

Black or African American

5.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

88.9 %

Russian

11.1 %
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Concrete Pump Operator Education

Majors

Business
17.6 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

61.8 %

Associate

13.4 %

Certificate

9.1 %
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Top Skills For a Concrete Pump Operator

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 24.7% of concrete pump operators listed cdl on their resume, but soft skills such as communication skills and coordination are important as well.

Best States For a Concrete Pump Operator

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a concrete pump operator. The best states for people in this position are Alaska, North Dakota, Washington, and Montana. Concrete pump operators make the most in Alaska with an average salary of $50,305. Whereas in North Dakota and Washington, they would average $49,212 and $45,612, respectively. While concrete pump operators would only make an average of $45,151 in Montana, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. North Dakota

Total Concrete Pump Operator Jobs:
17
Highest 10% Earn:
$73,000
Location Quotient:
2.44
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Montana

Total Concrete Pump Operator Jobs:
14
Highest 10% Earn:
$64,000
Location Quotient:
1.77
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Alaska

Total Concrete Pump Operator Jobs:
5
Highest 10% Earn:
$62,000
Location Quotient:
1.15
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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How Do Concrete Pump Operator Rate Their Jobs?

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What do you like the most about working as Concrete Pump Operator?

I find working in various areas and working with wide variety of companies allows me to learn many different ways to prep forms and finish concrete. Show More

What do you NOT like?

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What do you like the most about working as Concrete Pump Operator?

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What do you NOT like?

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Top Concrete Pump Operator Employers

1. Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$50,555
Concrete Pump Operators Hired: 
50+
2. AL.com
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$43,196
Concrete Pump Operators Hired: 
3+
3. Conco Services
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$37,662
Concrete Pump Operators Hired: 
2+
4. Condon-Johnson & Associates
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$44,620
Concrete Pump Operators Hired: 
2+
5. TaylorMade
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$38,644
Concrete Pump Operators Hired: 
2+
6. Aaron Concrete Contractors
2.7
Avg. Salary: 
$52,694
Concrete Pump Operators Hired: 
2+
Updated October 2, 2020