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Highest Paying Industries for Gas Plant Operators

The top 26 highest paying industries for gas plant operators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $71,880, electric power generation, transmission and distribution is the highest paying industry for gas plant operators. It is followed by other pipeline transportation industry (average annual salary $69,750). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of gas plant operators in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 26 Highest Paying Industries for Gas Plant Operators

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$71,880
n/a
2 Other Pipeline Transportation
$69,750
110
3 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,620
90
4 Utilities
$66,260
8,100
5 Natural Gas Distribution
$65,480
6,740
6 Pipeline Transportation
$64,410
4,280
7 Transportation and Warehousing
$64,410
4,280
8 Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$64,190
3,940
9 Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$63,880
230
10 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$63,710
510
11 Chemical Manufacturing
$63,710
510
12 Oil and Gas Extraction
$62,390
1,960
13 Manufacturing
$61,910
570
14 Mining
$61,810
2,230
15 Support Activities for Mining
$59,180
270
16 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,160
640
17 Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,160
640
18 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$50,120
640
19 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$50,120
640
20 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$50,040
650
21 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$49,190
n/a
22 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$49,190
n/a
23 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$48,010
40
24 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,010
40
25 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$42,390
60
26 Wholesale Trade
$40,040
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for gas plant operators.