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Gas Plant Operators

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $34.39
Statewide median: $21.49


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Gas Plant Operators *

Area Low Median High
$27.71 $34.50 $40.56
$29.99 $34.39 $38.48
Northwest Minnesota
$27.95 $29.99 $32.24
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$31.27 $35.41 $39.62

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 170 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Gas Plant Operators most often work?


Current Demand

No data available.


Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 225 new Gas Plant Operators to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Gas Plant Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 14,700 13,700 -1,000 -6.8%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 227 228 1 0.4%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.