Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

General Information

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit77.52%
  2. Federal government9.72%
  3. Self-employed7.54%
  4. State and local government4.96%
  5. Private, not for profit0.27%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$44,270

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$72,340
$36,900
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 64%
  • Associate's degree 13%
  • Some college 11%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Administration and Management
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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