A Gas Plant Operator earns an average wage of $24.96 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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$36,184 - $65,911
(Median)
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59K
66K
MEDIAN: $49,557
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Gas Plant Operator Total Pay (?
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$17.79 - $33.79
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,184 - $65,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,167  
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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$38,314 - $75,039  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.79 - $33.79  
   
Overtime
$25.90 - $49.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,167  
   
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).
)
$38,314 - $75,039  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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 28%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 7%
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