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Working as a Natural Gas Trader

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a natural gas trader. For example, did you know that they make an average of $50.84 an hour? That's $105,737 a year!

What Does a Natural Gas Trader Do

There are certain skills that many natural gas traders have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, math skills and detail oriented.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a natural gas trader, we found that a lot of resumes listed 17.5% of natural gas traders included risk management, while 10.6% of resumes included storage assets, and 8.8% of resumes included pipeline capacity. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the natural gas trader job title. But what industry to start with? Most natural gas traders actually find jobs in the utilities and energy industries.

How To Become a Natural Gas Trader

If you're interested in becoming a natural gas trader, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 51.9% of natural gas traders have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 39.0% of natural gas traders have master's degrees. Even though most natural gas traders have a college degree, it's impossible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a natural gas trader. When we researched the most common majors for a natural gas trader, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on natural gas trader resumes include high school diploma degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a natural gas trader. In fact, many natural gas trader jobs require experience in a role such as trader. Meanwhile, many natural gas traders also have previous career experience in roles such as scheduler or real time trader.

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Average Salary$105,737

Natural Gas Trader Jobs

Natural Gas Trader Career Paths

Top Careers Before Natural Gas Trader

Trader
18.3 %

Top Careers After Natural Gas Trader

Director
10.8 %
Trader
6.9 %

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Average Salary for a Natural Gas Trader

Natural Gas Traders in America make an average salary of $105,737 per year or $51 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $176,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $63,000 per year.
Average Salary
$105,737

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Natural Gas Trader
Natural Gas Trader
TPI Staffing
TPI Staffing
05/21/2019
05/21/2019
$75,00005/21/2019
$75,000
Natural Gas Trader
Natural Gas Trader
Total Gas & Power North America, Inc.
Total Gas & Power North America, Inc.
10/11/2017
10/11/2017
$110,00010/11/2017
$110,000
Natural Gas Trader
Natural Gas Trader
Total Gas & Power North America, Inc.
Total Gas & Power North America, Inc.
10/11/2017
10/11/2017
$110,00010/11/2017
$110,000
Trader of Natural Gas Liquids
Trader of Natural Gas Liquids
Musket Corporation
Musket Corporation
02/24/2017
02/24/2017
$65,00002/24/2017
$65,000
Associate Natural Gas Trader
Associate Natural Gas Trader
Direct Energy, LP
Direct Energy, LP
09/06/2016
09/06/2016
$90,00009/06/2016
$90,000

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Natural Gas Trader Demographics

Gender

male

78.0 %

female

19.9 %

unknown

2.2 %

Ethnicity

White

72.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

14.3 %

Black or African American

6.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0 %

Chinese

25.0 %

Mandarin

12.5 %
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Natural Gas Trader Education

Majors

Finance
39.4 %
Business
18.3 %

Degrees

Bachelors

51.9 %

Masters

39.0 %

High School Diploma

3.9 %

Top Colleges for Natural Gas Traders

1. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

2. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

3. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

4. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

5. Villanova University

Villanova, PA

In-State Tuition
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

6. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

7. Bentley University

Waltham, MA

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177

8. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238

9. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407

10. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339
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Top Skills For a Natural Gas Trader

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 17.5% of natural gas traders listed risk management on their resume, but soft skills such as analytical skills and math skills are important as well.

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Top Natural Gas Trader Employers

1. Duke Energy
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$53,199
Natural Gas Traders Hired: 
4+
2. Direct Energy
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$52,358
Natural Gas Traders Hired: 
4+
3. Hess
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$59,730
Natural Gas Traders Hired: 
3+
4. Sempra Energy
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$83,141
Natural Gas Traders Hired: 
3+
5. Cargill
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$37,434
Natural Gas Traders Hired: 
3+
6. Occidental Petroleum
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$78,711
Natural Gas Traders Hired: 
2+

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Updated October 2, 2020