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Gas Plant Operators in Tennessee

Considering a career as a Gas Plant Operator in Tennessee?

5.0% Jobs Projection
$49,770 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

How Many Gas Plant Operators Work in Tennessee?

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

There were 210 Gas Plant Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The amount of Gas Plant Operators working in the state is similar to the average state.


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Gas Plant Operators in this state are growing at a rate of 5.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 20 annual Gas Plant Operators job openings in Tennessee, and 210 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 Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Gas Plant Operators ranged from $30,890 to $96,560 with $49,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.85 to $46.42. The median hourly rate was $23.93.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.21 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.72.

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


Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 90 $64,560
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 80 $45,470

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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