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Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

Operate steam, gas, electric motor, or internal combustion engines driven by compressors.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Above the statewide median
$35.87 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

National Data
Growth rate:  -1.4%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Control pumps or pumping equipment.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
  • Test materials, solutions, or samples.
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Job Title Examples:

Compressor Operator
Well Tender
Pumper

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Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

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: $35.87
Statewide median: $24.25

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$22.29 $30.01 $38.10
Minnesota
$33.15 $35.87 $41.57

* "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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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 10 workers employed in this very small career.

 

Current Demand

No data available.

 

Future Demand

No data available.

 

Employment Outlook for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
-10 0 Number Percent
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 4,100 4,000 -100 -1.4%



On the Job

 

Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators operate steam, gas, electric motor, or internal combustion engines driven by compressors.

 

Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:


Typical Working Conditions

 

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Education & Credentials

 

Educational Requirements

High School or less

 

Education level attained (national data)

Education Level Attained (national data)
Education Level AttainedPercentage of workers in this occupation
Less than high school diploma11.9
High school diploma or equivalent43.4
Some college, no degree26.9
Associate degree7.4
Bachelors degree8.7
Masters degree1.5
Doctoral (Ph.D) or professional degree0.2

 

Work Experience and Training Requirements

Nationally, this career typically requires:

  • No related work experience for entry.
  • Moderate-term on-the-job training to become competent.

 

Transfer Options

 

Helpful High School Courses

Examples of helpful classes that help you prepare for this career:

  • Accounting
  • Algebra I and II
  • Automobile and Diesel Mechanics
  • Business English
  • Chemistry
  • Industrial Technology
  • Manufacturing System
  • Metalworking
  • Physics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Transportation Technology
  • Trigonometry

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

 

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Skills & Knowledge

 

Most Important Skills for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators


 

Most Important Knowledge Areas for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators



Interests


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Describe Your Skills


People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.

  • Documenting or recording information.
  • Repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment.
  • Controlling machines and processes.
  • Collecting information from different sources.
  • Identifying information by categorizing, comparing, or detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Making decisions or solving problems.
  • Operating vehicles or equipment.
  • Monitoring information from a variety of sources to find problems.

 

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Job Title Examples


Compressor Operator,  Well Tender,  Pumper,  Chemical Operator,  Compressor Station Operator,  Field Operator,  Filler,  Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Operator (LNG Plant Operator),  Multi-Skilled Operator,  Pipeline Operator,  Pipeline Systems Operator,  Pipeline Technician,  Production Technician,  Terminal Operator,  Plant Operator 

 

Where Do Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators Work?


Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators often work in the following industries.

 

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