Methane Gas Collectors Salary 2017: How Much Money Do They Make

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Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators

Other names for this job might include Gas Collection System Operator, Gas Operation Manager, Landfill Gas Collection Operator, Landfill Gas Collection System Operator, Methane Gas Collection System Operator, Methane/Landfill Gas Collecting System Operator,


  • $107060
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How Much Successful Methane Gas Collectors Make In 2017


In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operator will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).



Average salary

Annual salary
$107060 per year

Hourly wage
$51.47 per hour


1 of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Methane Gas Collectors make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Methane Gas Collectors is $107060. Their salary can also be as low as $58610 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $165450 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $51.47 and can range from $28.18 to $79.54 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Methane Gas Collector will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Methane Gas Collectors make with other careers, they have a salary rank of A.



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Salary range

LevelHourlyYearly
Highest (Top 10%)$79.54$165450
Senior (Top 25%)$61.34$127590
Middle (Mid 50%)$46.70$97140
Junior (Bottom 25%)$35.90$74670
No experience (Bottom 10%)$28.18$58610


Entry-level Methane Gas Collectors who starts out at $74670 can expect to make $97140 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $28.18 per hour while the top 10% makes over $79.54 per hour.

While the median wage is $97140 per annum or $46.70 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.


Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Oil and Gas Extraction73.19152240
Other Information Services68.89143280
Finance and Insurance65.77136810
Scientific Research and Development Services64.42133990
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences64.42133990
Natural Gas Distribution62.94130910
Mining62.48129960
Software Publishers62.26129490
Federal Executive Branch61.68128300
Federal government, including the US Postal Service61.53127980
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation61.05126980
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers60.07124940
Computer Systems Design and Related Services60.06124920
Food and Beverage Stores59.81124400
Management of Companies and Enterprises59.11122950
Tobacco Manufacturing58.9122510
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers58.52121710
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing58.1120850
Pipeline Transportation58.01120650
Utilities57.97120580
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing57.75120120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services57.56119730
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing57.44119470
Support Activities for Mining57.29119160
Employment Services57.19118960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing57.05118660
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas56.8118140
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services56.62117760
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution56.26117030
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)55.45115330
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers55.23114870
Testing Laboratories55.19114790
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing55.14114700
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing55.1114620
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers54.97114350
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services54.78113940
Basic Chemical Manufacturing54.45113250
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services54.27112880
Telecommunications54.06112450
Administrative and Support Services54.06112450
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing53.87112050
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing53.84111980
Engineering Services53.73111760
Water, Sewage and Other Systems53.38111020
Hospitals, Privately owned53.37111010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned53.31110880
Information53.13110520
Specialized Design Services53.1110450
Wired Telecommunications Carriers53.07110390
Communications Equipment Manufacturing53.06110360
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing53.03110290
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing53.02110280
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance52.85109940
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services52.82109860
Coal Mining52.79109810
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers52.35108890
Chemical Manufacturing52.35108880
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing52.24108650
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)51.92107990
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers51.88107910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)51.81107760
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers51.5107110
Wholesale Trade51.31106730
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers51.17106440
Building Equipment Contractors51.07106220
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing50.84105750
Waste Treatment and Disposal50.82105710
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills50.69105440
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods50.53105110
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing50.47104980
Publishing Industries (except Internet)50.45104940
Miscellaneous Manufacturing50.4104820
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods50.3104630
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities50.26104530
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers50.15104300
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills50.07104150
Metal Ore Mining50.07104140
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing49.88103750
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction49.82103620
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing49.8103570
Repair and Maintenance49.51102970
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media49.49102930
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing49.45102850
Paper Manufacturing49.37102680
Business Support Services49.02101970
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors48.95101820
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing48.94101800
All industries, private ownership only48.91101740
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing48.9101720
All industries48.87101640
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing48.79101480
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing48.75101400
Insurance Carriers48.75101390
Utility System Construction48.71101310
Hardware Manufacturing48.68101250
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction48.65101180
Mining (except Oil and Gas)48.52100920
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing48.46100790
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers48.36100590
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing48.34100540
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing48.25100360
Household Appliance Manufacturing48.2100260
Support Activities for Air Transportation48.18100210
Machinery Manufacturing48.16100170
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing48.15100150
Construction48.13100110
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers48.1100050
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing48.0399900
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing47.9899810
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing47.9899790
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing47.9599740
Construction of Buildings47.999640
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services47.8699540
Waste Management and Remediation Services47.7399280
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing47.7199230
Other Building Equipment Contractors47.5999000
Manufacturing47.5298840
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers47.3498460
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing47.1398030
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing47.1198000
Ambulatory Health Care Services47.0797900
Specialty Trade Contractors46.9997750
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing46.9297600
Other Food Manufacturing46.9197580
Ship and Boat Building46.997550
Beverage Manufacturing46.8997540
Educational Services, State government owned46.8797500
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned46.8797500
Textile Mills46.7897300
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing46.7697250
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services46.7197150
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing46.6497020
Other Support Services46.5396770
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing46.596720
Federal, State, and Local Government46.4996690
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service46.4996690
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing46.1796030
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing46.1596000
Fabric Mills46.1195910
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers46.1195900
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services46.0795820
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services46.0795820
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing46.0595780
Support Activities for Transportation46.0395750
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers45.9195490
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing45.8795420
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying45.8795400
Other Personal Services45.8595380
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing45.7695180
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing45.5894800
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals45.4994620
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing45.4494520
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing45.4494510
Newspaper Publishers45.494440
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing45.394230
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers45.2694140
Primary Metal Manufacturing45.2294050
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction45.0993800
Grain and Oilseed Milling44.9393460
Dairy Product Manufacturing44.8993370
Forestry and Logging44.8793330
Logging44.8793330
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance44.8593300
Apparel Manufacturing44.8193210
Transportation and Warehousing44.7893150
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service44.7493060
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities44.6992960
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing44.6892940
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing44.6192800
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing44.5892720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)44.3692270
Forging and Stamping44.392150
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services44.1991910
Facilities Support Services44.1591830
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors44.0591630
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing44.0291570
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing43.9791460
Food Manufacturing43.9491400
Printing and Related Support Activities43.6790830
Plastics Product Manufacturing43.5590590
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel43.5190510
Machine Shops43.4990460
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing43.3990260
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing43.3890240
Local government, including schools and hospitals43.2790000
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing43.2389920
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers43.2289890
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing43.0989620
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing43.0389510
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing42.9889400
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills42.989240
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing42.8889180
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing42.7188830
Rubber Product Manufacturing42.6288650
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)42.4788350
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing42.2487860
Foundries42.1987760
Specialized Freight Trucking42.0287400
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers41.9687270
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing41.9587250
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers41.9387210
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing41.9187170
Animal Slaughtering and Processing41.8286980
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing41.786730
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing41.5686440
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing41.5286370
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers41.5186330
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing41.0685410
Textile Furnishings Mills40.9885230
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing40.9585170
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)40.8985040
Sawmills and Wood Preservation40.8584960
Footwear Manufacturing40.7484730
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging40.6384510
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing40.5484330
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing40.584240
Other Specialty Trade Contractors40.1683530
Textile Product Mills40.1483500
Direct Selling Establishments40.1383480
Animal Food Manufacturing39.9483070
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services39.983000
Retail Trade39.7782720
Educational Services, Privately owned39.7182600
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing39.6882540
Personal and Laundry Services39.682370
Waste Collection39.4682080
Other Textile Product Mills39.4281990
Warehousing and Storage39.3381800
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting39.2581650
Wood Product Manufacturing39.1781460
Drycleaning and Laundry Services39.0981320
Accommodation and Food Services38.9280950
State government, including schools and hospitals38.8280750
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry38.7780630
Nonstore Retailers38.5280120
Support Activities for Crop Production38.4780010
Other Wood Product Manufacturing38.3679790
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing38.1279290
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses37.9478920
Automotive Repair and Maintenance36.7776480
Apparel Knitting Mills3674880
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals35.9574780
Truck Transportation35.7674370
General Freight Trucking34.3771490
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers33.168850
Social Assistance31.6265760
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)31.5565630
Building Material and Supplies Dealers31.4265360
Vocational Rehabilitation Services31.0264520
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers29.561370
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores27.9658160
Educational Services, Local government owned21.4244550

Not all industries pay the same for Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators.

1 of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.



Highest paying states

StateHourlyAnnual
DE$66.02$137320
DC$60.4$125630
NJ$60.28$125380
WY$58.1$120840
NY$57.88$120390
MD$56.97$118510
VA$56.15$116790
FL$55.61$115670
NH$55.26$114930
MA$54.53$113430

Another simple way to boost your pay as A Methane Gas Collector is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DE doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at DE may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Methane Gas Collectors are in the states of DE, DC, NJ, WY and NY. The average salary in DE is $137320.



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Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators
Written by: Stanley Tan
Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators direct daily operations, maintenance, or repair of landfill gas projects, including maintenance of daily logs, determination of service priorities, and compliance with reporting requirements.
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