Salary for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

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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 will usually earn a compensation of around $36,220 and $85,230 depending on tenure and industry expertise. will normally get average salaries of sixty-three thousand seven hundred and seventy dollars per annum.

make the most money in Ohio, where they receive average pay scales of close to about $75,030. People in this career are compensated at the highest average salary in Utilities, which has a compensation of $72,330.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 42.85 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$72,330
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$71,330
Manufacturing
$70,530
Transportation and Warehousing
$70,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$67,600
Public Administration
$52,010

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$33,990
Wholesale Trade
$45,190
Public Administration
$52,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$67,600
Transportation and Warehousing
$70,190
Manufacturing
$70,530