Information About Gas Plant Operators

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Training

Gas plant operators need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Gas plant operators
Training for Gas Plant Operators
Percent
Less than High School 7.9
High School 42.8
Some College 30.2
Associates Degree 10.5
Bachelors Degree 7.4
Masters Degree 1.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment

Represents about 14,000 people in the United States- 0.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 less gas plant operators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 3,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, gas plant operators make $28.78 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Gas plant operators $19.50 $24.10 $28.60 $33.90 $38.80
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, gas plant operators make $59,870 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Gas plant operators $40,730 $50,140 $59,550 $70,600 $80,880
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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