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Charging Operator Salary

$38,482 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Charging Operator is $38,482 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Charging Operator is between $29,048 and $46,273. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Fills cylinders and other containers with liquefied or compressed gases using equipment.
  • Changes cylinder valves with wrench, or adjusts them to prescribed tension, using torque wrench.
  • Rolls cylinders onto platform scale, or positions cylinders in manifold racks manually or with chain hoist.
  • Connects lines from manifold to cylinders, using wrench.
  • Fills cylinders by any of following methods: (1) sets pressure gauge to specified reading and listens for buzzer indicating completion of filling; (2) adjusts valves and observes gauge to fill cylinders to specified pressure; (3) observes scale indicator to fill cylinders to specified weight; or (4) fills cylinder to excess, rolls cylinder onto scale, and connects exhaust line to release excess gas and attain prescribed gross weight.
  • Sprays or brushes chemical solution onto cylinder valve to test for leaks.
  • Fills out and attaches warning and identification tags or decals, specifying tare and gross weight, cylinder number, type of gas, and date filled, and records data.
  • May test gas for purity, using burette or other testing equipment.
  • May inspect or test empty cylinder.
  • May evacuate residual gases from cylinders.
  • May test filled cylinders for specified gas pressure by connecting gauge and comparing reading with chart.
  • May tend and maintain generator or compressor in filling process.
  • May be designated according to type of container filled.
Charging Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 392,910

Estimated population of Charging Operator jobs: 8,216

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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