Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators (53-7071)

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

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 113120 6.21 67
United States 5,1005,300 3.420 260280

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 28.6618.4724.93 29.0733.6937.94

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1219 7.436.5 28.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation48
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation41
UI claimants previously working in occupation23
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 69
Number of job position postings 37
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.9

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

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