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Gas Plant Operators in Illinois

Considering a career as a Gas Plant Operator in Illinois?

-2% Jobs Projection
$75,190 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

While jobs for Gas Plant Operators in Illinois are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Gas Plant Operators in Illinois is expected to decrease.

  • Gas Plant Operators in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Gas Plant Operators Work in Illinois?

520 people worked as Gas Plant Operators in 2018 in this state.

There were 590 Gas Plant Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 280 Gas Plant Operators working in it, which means Illinois has more Gas Plant Operators than average.


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Gas Plant Operators in this state are declining at a rate of 2.1% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 90 annual Gas Plant Operators job openings in Illinois, and 930 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,700 annual jobs and 17,300 total jobs in 2026.

What do Gas Plant Operators Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Gas Plant Operators ranged from $46,630 to $101,930 with $75,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.42 to $49. The median hourly rate was $36.15.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $33.05 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.10.

The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Illinois Metros for Gas Plant Operators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Gas Plant Operators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 380 $80,420

Top States for Gas Plant Operators Employment

View the list below to see where most Gas Plant Operators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 2,960 $67,190
California 970 $103,900
Pennsylvania 930 $68,620
Michigan 710 $76,120
Illinois 520 $75,190
North Dakota 500 $87,880
Louisiana 430 $69,040
Colorado 420 $71,030
New Mexico 420 $65,360
Virginia 390 $68,120
Wyoming 380 $72,830
Kansas 350 $66,530
Oklahoma 340 $65,970
Ohio 330 $70,020
Kentucky 320 $69,810
South Carolina 310 $55,470
Alabama 310 $70,510
New York 290 $81,830
West Virginia 280 $72,210
Tennessee 280 $49,770

Below are the states where Gas Plant Operators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $103,900
Massachusetts $90,240
North Dakota $87,880
Washington $84,480
New York $81,830
Maryland $81,580
New Jersey $77,520
Michigan $76,120
Oregon $75,570
Illinois $75,190

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