Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
84%
risk level
POLLING
67%
Based on 16 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-0.1 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$61,870
or $29.74 per hour
Volume
4,400
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.5/10

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Automation risk

84% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

67% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 84% chance of automation.

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators' job openings is expected to decline 0.1% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators' was $61,870, or $29 per hour

'Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators' were paid 28.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 4,400 people employed as 'Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 34 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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