Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Gas Pumping Station Operators operate steam-, gas-, electric motor-, or internal combustion-engine driven compressors. Transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $36,220 to $50,400 per year or $17 to $24 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$41||$85,230|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$38||$78,620|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$33||$67,840|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$24||$50,400|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$17||$36,220|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like OH doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at OH might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Gas Pumping Station Operators are in the states of OH, NJ, NE, ND and KS.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Support Activities for Mining||$76820||$36.93|
|Natural Gas Distribution||$72150||$34.69|
|Oil and Gas Extraction||$70510||$33.90|
|Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas||$70010||$33.66|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$67600||$32.50|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$48650||$23.39|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$45750||$21.99|
|Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers||$40660||$19.55|
|Direct Selling Establishments||$34030||$16.36|