Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

2.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
84%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-0.1%
by 2031
WAGES
$70,720
or $34.00 hourly
VOLUME
2,910
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 84% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators' job openings is expected to decline by -0.1% by 2031
'Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators' was $70,720, or $34.00 hourly
'Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators' are paid 54.5% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as gas compressor and gas pumping station operators?

As of 2021 there were 2,910 people employed as Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.002% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 48 thousand people are employed as Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators.

Job description

Operate steam-, gas-, electric motor-, or internal combustion-engine driven compressors. Transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas.

SOC Code: 53-7071.00

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