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Gas Plant Operators (51-8092)

Distribute or process gas for utility companies and others by controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on main pipelines.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 79 84 6.33 2 7 10
United States 14700 13700 0.0 300 1200 1500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 35.24 21.39 27.34 35.08 42.12 50.85
Alaska 32.18 19.14 25.08 31.90 39.10 46.87
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.63 23.32 28.49 35.50 43.34 49.30
Balance of State 30.16 17.57 21.61 30.10 37.02 42.74

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.