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Gas Plant Operator Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for gas plant operators in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of gas plant operators among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Gas Plant Operators in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$77,050
25th Percentile Wage
$89,300
50th Percentile Wage
$99,620
75th Percentile Wage
$113,620
90th Percentile Wage
$126,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gas plant operators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $126,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $77,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of gas plant operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$99,620
9.75% 25.15%
2016
$89,910
13.62% -
2015
$77,660
5.14% -
2014
$73,670
1.53% -
2013
$72,540
-2.80% -
2012
$74,570
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Gas Plant Operators in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of gas plant operators in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of gas plant operators in state of California ranges from $60,160 to $96,450. The highest paying area for gas plant operators in California is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $96,450. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $95,380). The lowest paying area is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $60,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$96,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$95,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$94,950
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$91,410
Bakersfield-Delano
$74,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$71,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$60,160




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