Gas Plant Operator Salary (United States)

A Gas Plant Operator earns an average wage of $24.84 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Gas Plant Operator Total Pay (?
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$35,972 - $67,339
(Median)
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51K
63K
MEDIAN: $51,466
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Gas Plant Operator Total Pay (?
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$17.87 - $34.00
(Median)
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34
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,972 - $67,339  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,118  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$38,263 - $74,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $34.00  
   
Overtime
$27.01 - $49.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,118  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$38,263 - $74,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Job Description for Gas Plant Operator
  • Start-up and shutdown plant equipment.
  • Operate plant equipment and systems.
  • Adjust controls to operate equipment in the recommended or prescribed operating ranges.
  • Operate natural gas plant and pipeline equipment including amine treating plants, chilled water gas conditioning skids, and more.
  • Inspect equipment and controls at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Gas Plant Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$57,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%
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