Salary for Gas Plant Operators

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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 earns salaries somewhere between $44,490 and $105,770 depending on the level of seniority. usually receive a pay level of seventy-three thousand two hundred and ninety dollars on an annual basis.

are compensated highest in California, where they get salary pay of close to $104,950. These professionals make the highest salary in Manufacturing, where they earn job pay of $79,300.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.55 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Gas Plant Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Manufacturing
$79,300
Utilities
$78,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$75,130
Transportation and Warehousing
$72,520
Construction
$72,090
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$71,830

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$52,180
Public Administration
$55,660
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$67,290
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$71,830
Construction
$72,090
Transportation and Warehousing
$72,520