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Gas Plant Operator Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$77,580
75th Percentile Wage
$72,190
50th Percentile Wage
$63,570
25th Percentile Wage
$52,540
10th Percentile Wage
$44,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for gas plant operators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$37.29
75th Percentile Wage
$34.71
50th Percentile Wage
$30.56
25th Percentile Wage
$25.26
10th Percentile Wage
$21.43

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for gas plant operators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.29. The median hourly salary is $30.56. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.43.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $63,570 -2.54%
2013 $65,230 1.05%
2012 $64,550 1.91%
2011 $63,340 4.54%
2010 $60,590 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for gas plant operators in state of West Virginia from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.92%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.05%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 1.91% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 4.54% in 2011.

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

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of gas plant operators in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of gas plant operators in state of West Virginia ranges from $60,560 to $67,020. The highest paying area for gas plant operators in West Virginia is Huntington-Ashland with a median annual salary of $67,020. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $63,370). The lowest paying area is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $60,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Huntington-Ashland
$67,020
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$63,370
Charleston
$60,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$60,560

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