Salary for Gas Plant Operators

Also known as:  Gas Controller, Gas Plant Dispatcher, Gas Plant Operator, Gas Plant Technician, Natural Gas Plant Technician

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Gas plant operators distribute and/or process gas for utility companies. Their job can be dangerous as they are often required to deal with hazardous materials by definition of the job. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed vocational schooling in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires one to two years of job training on-site.

A Gas Plant Operator can get a pay level between 40000 to 60000 depending on seniority. Gas Plant Operators will most likely earn salaries of Fifty Eight Thousand Two Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Gas Plant Operators are compensated at the highest average salary in Massachusetts, where they earn an average pay rate of approximating $75620. People who work inside these careers make the greatest compensation in Manufacturing, where they get average wages of $89110.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.73 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Gas Plant Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Retail Trade $89,110
Manufacturing $58,980
Utilities $57,700
Transportation and Warehousing $57,660
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $57,340
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,900
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $46,570
Wholesale Trade $51,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises $52,150
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $52,900
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $57,340
Transportation and Warehousing $57,660
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