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Gas Plant Operator Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$75,880
75th Percentile Wage
$70,660
50th Percentile Wage
$61,790
25th Percentile Wage
$38,910
10th Percentile Wage
$33,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gas plant operators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,320.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$36.47
75th Percentile Wage
$33.97
50th Percentile Wage
$29.71
25th Percentile Wage
$18.71
10th Percentile Wage
$16.02

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for gas plant operators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.47. The median hourly salary is $29.71. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.02.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $61,790 32.37%
2013 $46,680 7.19%
2012 $43,550 -29.83%
2011 $62,060 -8.71%
2010 $67,980 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for gas plant operators in state of Washington from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 7.19%. We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

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

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of gas plant operators in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of gas plant operators in state of Washington ranges from $62,700 to $70,160. The highest paying area for gas plant operators in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $70,160. The lowest paying area is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a median annual salary of $62,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$70,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$62,700

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