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Gas Plant Operators in North Dakota

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13.3% Jobs Projection
$87,880 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Gas Plant Operators in North Dakota are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Gas Plant Operators in North Dakota is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Gas Plant Operators Work in North Dakota?

There were approximately 500 workers employed as Gas Plant Operators in this state in 2018.

There were 500 Gas Plant Operators employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


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


Job Projections for North Dakota

Jobs for Gas Plant Operators in this state are growing at a rate of 13.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


North Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 90 annual job openings, and a total of 850 jobs for North Dakota Gas Plant Operators in 2026.

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

What do Gas Plant Operators Make in North Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Gas Plant Operators ranged from $66,160 to $104,100 with $87,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.81 to $50.05. The median hourly rate was $42.25.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $40.55 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.70.

The median salary in North Dakota is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top States for Gas Plant Operators Employment

The table below shows the states 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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