How Much Do Gas Pumping Station Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Gas Pumping Station Operators

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$63770 per year
Hourly wage
$31 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$36,220 to $50,400 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$17 to $24 per hour

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.

Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
OH $36 $75,030
NJ $35 $73,550
NE $34 $71,410
ND $34 $71,010
KS $34 $69,810
WY $33 $69,240
PA $33 $69,170
NM $33 $68,730
WV $33 $67,600
MA $32 $67,410

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
Chemical Manufacturing $69540 $33.43
Management of Companies and Enterprises $67600 $32.50
Local Government $52010 $25.00
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

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