Salary for Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators

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Methane and Landfill Gas collection system operators are responsible for directing, coordinating, planning and overseeing tasks and operations of landfill gas projects. They might also develop budgets, develop schedules and maintain daily logs and other related work. This job normally requires vocational training, an associate's degree or related experience. Some employers require more than one of these or all three. Employers also require one to two years of on-the-job training after being hired.

A Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operator can expect a wage between $67,100 - $181,220 depending on education and experience. will most likely receive a wage of one hundred and eightteen thousand one hundred and ninety dollars each year.

are compensated highest in New Jersey, where they can earn an average pay rate of close to $146,370. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they receive average wages of $148,550.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 49.36 percent nationwide in that time.


Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Health Care and Social Assistance
Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Other Services (except Public Administration)