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Gas Plant Operator Salary Information in Oklahoma

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$75,230
75th Percentile Wage
$65,490
50th Percentile Wage
$54,270
25th Percentile Wage
$41,450
10th Percentile Wage
$33,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gas plant operators in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,420.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$36.17
75th Percentile Wage
$31.48
50th Percentile Wage
$26.09
25th Percentile Wage
$19.93
10th Percentile Wage
$16.07

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for gas plant operators in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.17. The median hourly salary is $26.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.07.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $54,270 11.19%
2013 $48,810 -15.77%
2012 $57,950 2.57%
2011 $56,500 3.46%
2010 $54,610 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for gas plant operators in state of Oklahoma from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -15.77%.We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 2.57% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 3.46% in 2011.

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

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of gas plant operators in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of gas plant operators in state of Oklahoma ranges from $45,280 to $65,230. The highest paying area for gas plant operators in Oklahoma is Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,230. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $64,520). The lowest paying area is Oklahoma City with a median annual salary of $45,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$65,230
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$64,520
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$60,470
Fort Smith
$57,520
Tulsa
$51,810
Oklahoma City
$45,280

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