Gas Plant Operators

2.9/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
78%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-1.8%
by 2030
WAGES
$72,970
or $35.08 hourly
VOLUME
14,990
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 78% (Robots are watching)

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

The number of 'Gas Plant Operators' job openings is expected to decline by -1.8% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Gas Plant Operators' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Gas Plant Operators' was $72,970, or $35.08 hourly
'Gas Plant Operators' are paid 73.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 14,990 people employed as Gas Plant Operators.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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