Gas Plant Operators (51-8092)

Occupation description:  Distribute or process gas for utility companies and others by controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on main pipelines.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 158154 -2.50 66
United States 16,70016,100 -3.40 630630

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.6821.3226.69 32.4938.4345.69
Alaska 31.8720.6925.07 30.1040.0146.12
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.7325.5030.48 36.0743.2947.34
Balance of State 26.8520.1022.12 25.4928.8640.46

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
13719 13.942.1 29.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation63
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation48
UI claimants previously working in occupation29
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 49
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 24.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training