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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

53-7071 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

Operate steam-, gas-, electric motor-, or internal combustion-engine driven compressors. Transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas.


National estimates for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
Industry profile for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
Geographic profile for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

National estimates for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,800 7.6 % $ 30.66 $ 63,770 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.41 $ 24.23 $ 32.62 $ 37.80 $ 40.98
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,220 $ 50,400 $ 67,840 $ 78,620 $ 85,230


Industry profile for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1,800 5.83 $ 33.66 $ 70,010
Natural Gas Distribution 370 0.34 $ 34.69 $ 72,150
Oil and Gas Extraction 300 0.24 $ 33.90 $ 70,510
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 290 0.04 $ 19.55 $ 40,660
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 250 0.07 $ 23.39 $ 48,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1,800 5.83 $ 33.66 $ 70,010
Natural Gas Distribution 370 0.34 $ 34.69 $ 72,150
Oil and Gas Extraction 300 0.24 $ 33.90 $ 70,510
Direct Selling Establishments 120 0.09 $ 16.36 $ 34,030
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) 250 0.07 $ 23.39 $ 48,650

Top paying industries for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 40 0.02 $ 36.93 $ 76,820
Natural Gas Distribution 370 0.34 $ 34.69 $ 72,150
Oil and Gas Extraction 300 0.24 $ 33.90 $ 70,510
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1,800 5.83 $ 33.66 $ 70,010
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 90 0.03 $ 33.43 $ 69,540


Geographic profile for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 520 0.09 3.46 $ 33.26 $ 69,170
Texas 300 0.02 0.91 $ 24.25 $ 50,440
Oklahoma 230 0.15 5.41 $ 32.05 $ 66,670
West Virginia 220 0.33 12.23 $ 32.50 $ 67,600
Colorado 190 0.07 2.71 $ 31.51 $ 65,530




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 170 0.44 15.96 $ 34.14 $ 71,010
West Virginia 220 0.33 12.23 $ 32.50 $ 67,600
Oklahoma 230 0.15 5.41 $ 32.05 $ 66,670
Kansas 160 0.12 4.36 $ 33.56 $ 69,810
Pennsylvania 520 0.09 3.46 $ 33.26 $ 69,170




Top paying states for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 170 0.03 1.20 $ 36.07 $ 75,030
New Jersey 160 0.04 1.52 $ 35.36 $ 73,550
Nebraska 70 0.07 2.69 $ 34.33 $ 71,410
North Dakota 170 0.44 15.96 $ 34.14 $ 71,010
Kansas 160 0.12 4.36 $ 33.56 $ 69,810





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.13 4.58 $ 33.29 $ 69,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 130 0.05 1.77 $ 27.85 $ 57,940
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 110 0.01 0.44 $ 37.27 $ 77,520
Oklahoma City, OK 100 0.16 5.69 $ 33.02 $ 68,670
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 90 0.03 1.27 $ 34.88 $ 72,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 70 0.02 0.71 $ 28.70 $ 59,700
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40 0.02 0.63 $ 31.93 $ 66,410
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.44 $ 37.47 $ 77,930
Charleston, WV 40 0.37 13.48 $ 32.27 $ 67,120
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 30 0.02 0.81 $ 33.45 $ 69,590




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 40 0.37 13.48 $ 32.27 $ 67,120
Oklahoma City, OK 100 0.16 5.69 $ 33.02 $ 68,670
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.13 4.58 $ 33.29 $ 69,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 130 0.05 1.77 $ 27.85 $ 57,940
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.44 $ 37.47 $ 77,930
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 90 0.03 1.27 $ 34.88 $ 72,560
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 30 0.02 0.81 $ 33.45 $ 69,590
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 70 0.02 0.71 $ 28.70 $ 59,700
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40 0.02 0.63 $ 31.93 $ 66,410
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 110 0.01 0.44 $ 37.27 $ 77,520




Top paying metropolitan areas for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 40 0.04 1.44 $ 37.47 $ 77,930
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 110 0.01 0.44 $ 37.27 $ 77,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 90 0.03 1.27 $ 34.88 $ 72,560
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 30 0.02 0.81 $ 33.45 $ 69,590
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.13 4.58 $ 33.29 $ 69,240
Oklahoma City, OK 100 0.16 5.69 $ 33.02 $ 68,670
Charleston, WV 40 0.37 13.48 $ 32.27 $ 67,120
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40 0.02 0.63 $ 31.93 $ 66,410
Tulsa, OK (8) (8) (8) $ 30.62 $ 63,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 70 0.02 0.71 $ 28.70 $ 59,700

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.42 15.35 $ 33.56 $ 69,810
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.29 47.34 $ 34.92 $ 72,630
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.86 31.52 $ 32.85 $ 68,320

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.29 47.34 $ 34.92 $ 72,630
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.86 31.52 $ 32.85 $ 68,320
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.42 15.35 $ 33.56 $ 69,810

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 1.29 47.34 $ 34.92 $ 72,630
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.42 15.35 $ 33.56 $ 69,810
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.86 31.52 $ 32.85 $ 68,320


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021