Training Requirements for Gas Plant Operators

Gas plant operators need a high school diploma or equivalent and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Gas plant operators
Percent
Less than High School 4.8
High School 38.6
Some College 31.9
Associates Degree 11.3
Bachelors Degree 12.6
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment Outlook for Gas Plant Operators

This represents about 16,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 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 6,000 more.

Typical Income for Gas Plant Operators

Hourly Income

On average,gas plant operators make $32.68 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Gas plant operators $21.32 $26.69 $32.49 $38.43 $45.69
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Plant and system operators $15.71 $20.71 $27.93 $36.29 $44.47
Miscellaneous plant and system operators $18.45 $24.00 $30.49 $37.05 $43.79
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, gas plant operators make $67,980 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Gas plant operators $44,340 $55,510 $67,580 $79,940 $95,030
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Plant and system operators $32,680 $43,080 $58,100 $75,490 $92,500
Miscellaneous plant and system operators $38,370 $49,920 $63,430 $77,060 $91,080
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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