Gas Plant Operators

What Gas plant operators Do

Distribute or process gas for utility companies and others by controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on main pipelines.

Gas plant operator Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 15,100
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $77,850

Job Outlook for Gas plant operators

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: -300
  • Growth rate: -2 percent (Decline)

How to Become a Gas plant operator

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

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