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Gas Plant Operator Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for gas plant operators in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of gas plant operators among Colorado areas 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,010
25th Percentile Wage
$58,350
50th Percentile Wage
$69,980
75th Percentile Wage
$79,480
90th Percentile Wage
$93,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gas plant operators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,010.

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
$69,980
2.21% 11.63%
2016
$68,430
-7.86% -
2015
$73,810
0.05% -
2014
$73,770
5.22% -
2013
$69,920
11.56% -
2012
$61,840
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of gas plant operators in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of gas plant operators in state of Colorado ranges from $55,380 to $71,390. The highest paying area for gas plant operators in Colorado is Greeley with a median annual salary of $71,390. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $71,180). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greeley
$71,390
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$71,180
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$70,270
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$57,240
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$55,380




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