Gas Plant Operators

3.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
63%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-9%
by 2031
WAGES
$77,850
or $37.42 hourly
VOLUME
15,110
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 63% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Gas Plant Operators' job openings is expected to decline by -9% by 2031
'Gas Plant Operators' is expected to be a very 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 Plant Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Gas Plant Operators' was $77,850, or $37.42 hourly
'Gas Plant Operators' are paid 70.1% 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 plant operators?

As of 2021 there were 15,110 people employed as Gas Plant Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.011% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as Gas Plant Operators.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 51-8092.00

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