Salary for Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians

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These employees set up, tend, operate and control landfill gas collection system units and equipment. Their job can be dangerous as they are often required to deal with hazardous materials by definition of the job. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed their high school diploma or GED in order to be considered, but not always.

A Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technician earns an average salary ranging from $35,220 and $83,810 based on experience and education levels. can earn an average compensation of fifty-nine thousand six hundred dollars annually.

are paid most highly in Hawaii, where they can earn a compensation of close to about $75,700. People with this job title are paid most highly in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn an average pay rate of $72,850.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 38.64 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$72,850
Utilities
$72,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,260
Public Administration
$66,090
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,050
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$59,870

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$38,660
Wholesale Trade
$47,240
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,330
Manufacturing
$55,990
Construction
$57,090
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$59,210