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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$74,500
75th Percentile Wage
$65,720
50th Percentile Wage
$56,280
25th Percentile Wage
$46,070
10th Percentile Wage
$35,240

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 $74,500. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,240. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 111% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $56,280 3.42%
2013 $54,420 6.39%
2012 $51,150 -2.46%
2011 $52,440 3.66%
2010 $50,590 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for gas compressor and gas pumping station operators from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 11.25%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 6.39%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 3.66% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-2.46%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$56,280
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$43,500
Wellhead Pumpers
$47,340
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
$33,660
Mine Shuttle Car Operators
$55,000
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
$41,180
Other Material Moving Workers
$30,830

Table 4. 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 4. 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
Utilities
$62,620
Transportation and Warehousing
$59,300
Mining
$52,270
Manufacturing
$45,720
Federal, State, and Local Government
$41,800
Wholesale Trade
$36,510
Retail Trade
$35,930

Table 5. 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 $37,820 to $70,860. The highest paying state for gas compressor and gas pumping station operators is Iowa with a median annual salary of $70,860. The lowest paying state is Kansas with a median annual salary of $37,820. 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
Iowa
$70,860
Ohio
$68,670
Missouri
$66,750
Mississippi
$65,350
Georgia
$63,070
Nebraska
$62,190
Wyoming
$61,990
New Mexico
$59,650
California
$58,580
Montana
$58,460
Colorado
$57,520
West Virginia
$57,480
North Dakota
$57,400
Oklahoma
$57,350
Texas
$57,120
New York
$56,310
Indiana
$56,260
Virginia
$55,070
Alabama
$54,470
Pennsylvania
$52,200
Arizona
$51,960
Florida
$51,740
Massachusetts
$46,900
Utah
$44,860
Kentucky
$39,070
Kansas
$37,820