Gas Plant Operator Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,660
25th Percentile Wage
$53,920
50th Percentile Wage
$63,420
75th Percentile Wage
$77,040
90th Percentile Wage
$91,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gas plant operators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,660.

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
$63,420
1.23% 0.60%
2016
$62,640
0.93% -
2015
$62,060
-2.09% -
2014
$63,360
-3.68% -
2013
$65,690
4.03% -
2012
$63,040
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of gas plant operators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of gas plant operators in state of Texas ranges from $34,850 to $72,390. The highest paying area for gas plant operators in Texas is Odessa with a median annual salary of $72,390. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $68,550). The lowest paying area is Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Odessa
$72,390
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$68,550
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$68,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$66,150
Midland
$66,000
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$64,590
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$64,530
Longview
$63,910
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$62,480
Corpus Christi
$61,970
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$61,510
Fort Worth-Arlington
$61,390
Amarillo
$61,160
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,720
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,290
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$34,850




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