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Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of gas compressor and gas pumping station operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of gas compressor and gas pumping station operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The gas compressor and gas pumping station operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,420
25th Percentile Wage
$51,860
50th Percentile Wage
$60,470
75th Percentile Wage
$70,080
90th Percentile Wage
$78,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gas compressor and gas pumping station operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) gas compressor and gas pumping station operators is $78,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,420. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 105% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of gas compressor and gas pumping station operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,4703.51%15.41%
201558,3503.55%-
201456,2803.30%-
201354,4206.01%-
201251,150--

Table 2. Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of gas compressor and gas pumping station operators in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for gas compressor and gas pumping station operators occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $73,780. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $35,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$73,780
Transportation and Warehousing
$63,370
Mining
$62,240
Utilities
$61,200
Manufacturing
$45,880
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,430
Wholesale Trade
$40,270
Retail Trade
$35,930

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only gas compressor and gas pumping station operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of gas compressor and gas pumping station operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $37,590 to $64,550. The highest paying state for gas compressor and gas pumping station operators is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $64,550. The lowest paying state is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $37,590. For more salary information of gas compressor and gas pumping station operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Wyoming
$64,550
Utah
$64,300
Ohio
$64,090
California
$63,150
Mississippi
$62,870
Colorado
$62,750
West Virginia
$61,280
Pennsylvania
$60,820
New York
$60,690
Indiana
$60,680
Arkansas
$60,650
Oklahoma
$60,580
Arizona
$60,020
Massachusetts
$58,780
New Mexico
$57,400
Alabama
$57,300
Virginia
$57,130
Texas
$52,880
Kansas
$49,970
Kentucky
$43,920
Washington
$38,720
Minnesota
$37,590


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