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Gas Plant Operator Salary Information in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois

The annual and hourly salary statistics of gas plant operators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of gas plant operators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Gas Plant Operators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,520
25th Percentile Wage
$62,860
50th Percentile Wage
$76,600
75th Percentile Wage
$92,060
90th Percentile Wage
$100,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gas plant operators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $52,520.

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
$76,600
0.07% 16.07%
2016
$76,550
8.84% -
2015
$69,780
6.61% -
2014
$65,170
4.34% -
2013
$62,340
-3.13% -
2012
$64,290
- -

Table 3. Compare Gas Plant Operator Salary in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with Other Illinois Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $76,600, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) is the highest paying city for gas plant operators in state of Illinois, followed by Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (median annual salary $75,620). In comparison, the median annual salary of gas plant operators in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) is 1.3 percent (1.3%) higher than that in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area).

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$76,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$75,620
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$68,440
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$60,130



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