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Gas Engine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,633 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Gas Engine Operator is $38,633 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Gas Engine Operator is between $29,319 and $46,298. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Operates stationary internal-combustion engines, using natural gas for fuel, to supply power for equipment, such as electrical generators and air or gas compressors: starts auxiliary air compressor and turns compressed air and fuel valves to start engine.
  • Observes gauges and meters and adjusts controls to regulate ignition, governor, lubrication and cooling systems, and load distribution between engines.
  • Observes operation of equipment, such as generators or compressors to detect malfunctions.
  • May specialize in engines designed for specific processes and be designated gas-engine operator, compressors; gas-engine operator, generators.
Gas Engine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

Job family population: 3,560

Estimated population of Gas Engine Operator jobs: 498

Rate of error: 6.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Gas Engine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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