Salary for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

Also known as:  Acetylene Gas Compressor, Butane Compressor Operator, Compressor Station Operator, Gas Compressor Operator, Gas Cylinder Processor, Gas Storage Operator, High Pressure Compressed Gas Filler, Liquid Natural Gas Plant Operator, LNG Plant Operator

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These workers operate steam, electric motor, internal combustion or gas driven compressors. This occupation may be dangerous , as it requires workers to handle hazardous materials by definition of the job. To qualify for this position, a high school diploma is usually required. Before beginning official work, up to a year of job training may be required before official work can begin.

A Gas Compressor or Gas Pumping Station Operator usually gets a pay level on a scale from 40000 - 60000 depending on the level of experience. Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators will normally receive wages of Fifty One Thousand Three Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators are compensated most highly in Mississippi, where they can earn compensation, on average, of near $61720. People in this career group are compensated highest in Transportation and Warehousing, which has job pay of $59730.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.38 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $59,730
Transportation and Warehousing $51,580
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $49,040
Manufacturing $48,990
Wholesale Trade $39,090
Public Administration $37,670
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $30,570
Public Administration $37,670
Wholesale Trade $39,090
Manufacturing $48,990
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $49,040
Transportation and Warehousing $51,580
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