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Gas Plant Operator Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for gas plant operators in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of gas plant operators amongst Michigan metropolitan 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$79,670
75th Percentile Wage
$74,570
50th Percentile Wage
$69,530
25th Percentile Wage
$64,490
10th Percentile Wage
$60,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gas plant operators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$38.29
75th Percentile Wage
$35.85
50th Percentile Wage
$33.43
25th Percentile Wage
$31.01
10th Percentile Wage
$28.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for gas plant operators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.29. The median hourly salary is $33.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.89.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $69,530 5.81%
2013 $65,710 9.10%
2012 $60,230 3.65%
2011 $58,110 -1.68%
2010 $59,100 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for gas plant operators in state of Michigan from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 17.65%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 9.10%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 3.65% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -1.68%.

Table 4. Average Gas Plant Operator Wage in Michigan vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Gas Plant Operators in Michigan Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of gas plant operators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of gas plant operators in state of Michigan ranges from $69,050 to $69,780. The highest paying area for gas plant operators in Michigan is Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,780. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $69,310). The lowest paying area is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $69,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$69,780
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$69,310
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$69,070
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$69,060
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$69,050

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