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Gas Plant Operator Salary (United States)

A Gas Plant Operator earns an average wage of $24.78 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Gas Plant Operator Salary (?
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$32,579 - $67,328
(Median)
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67K
MEDIAN: $50,898
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Gas Plant Operator Salary (?
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$18.02 - $33.75
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,579 - $67,328  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,976  
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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$37,544 - $73,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.02 - $33.75  
   
Overtime
$25.99 - $49.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,976  
   
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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$37,544 - $73,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Job Description for Gas Plant Operator

A gas plant operator is responsible for overseeing and operating all equipment that processes gas for utility companies. This person works within a factory or plant setting, where hours and shifts can vary. A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required. However, a two-year technical or vocational program is often recommended that includes courses in physics, chemistry, mechanical equipment, and office applications. Much of the training in this area is done on the job. This position is supervisory in nature.
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Gas Plant Operator Tasks
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Gas Plant Operator

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Experience Affects Gas Plant Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$56,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%