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Gas Plant Operators in Texas

Want to work in Texas as a Gas Plant Operator? Read this first!

8.5% Jobs Projection
$67,190 Median Salary
300 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Gas Plant Operators Work in Texas?

There were approximately 2,960 workers employed as Gas Plant Operators in this state in 2018.

There were 2,800 Gas Plant Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Gas Plant Operators in this state are growing at a rate of 8.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 0.0%.


Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 300 annual job openings, and 2,950 total jobs in 2026 for Gas Plant Operators in this state.

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

What do Gas Plant Operators Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Gas Plant Operators ranged from $42,110 to $97,940 with $67,190 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.25 to $47.09. The median hourly rate was $32.3.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.49 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.81.

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


Top Texas 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
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,920 $67,980
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 240 $68,260
Corpus Christi, TX 50 $73,920

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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