Gas and Oil Plant Operators


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Gas and Oil Plant Operators

Gas and Oil Plant Operators - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by the operator's level of experience and training. Some operators are members of a union. Union workers tend to be paid more than non-union workers.

Many employers offer benefits to full-time gas and oil plant operators. Benefits may include health, dental, and retirement plans. They may also include vacation and sick leave. Some major oil companies offer cash bonuses and profit-sharing plans.

Gas plant operators (SOC 51-8092)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $22.97 $29.54 $37.56
Yearly $47,786 $61,438 $78,129
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $21.96 $25.61 $38.16
Yearly $45,682 $53,266 $79,372
United States Hourly $27.31 $34.00 $39.97
Yearly $56,800 $70,710 $83,130

Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers (SOC 51-8093)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $32.72 $42.44 $47.25
Yearly $68,049 $88,271 $98,273
    Cook County Hourly $28.14 $31.27 $43.53
Yearly $58,536 $65,043 $90,552
United States Hourly $28.06 $35.66 $43.30
Yearly $58,370 $74,180 $90,060

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.