Chemical Plant Operator Salary (United States)

A Chemical Plant Operator earns an average wage of $21.00 per hour.
Chemical Plant Operator Total Pay (?
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$32,824 - $75,000
(Median)
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75K
MEDIAN: $50,555
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Chemical Plant Operator Total Pay (?
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$13.65 - $30.32
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,824 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,166  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $7,830  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,103 - $72,713  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $30.32  
   
Overtime
$18.32 - $46.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,166  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $7,830  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$31,103 - $72,713  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Job Description for Chemical Plant Operator
  • Take samples and watch chemical reactions to test for product conformance.
  • Adjust and calibrate equipment, working with technical personnel to achieve desired product specifications.
  • Monitor and interpret instrument panels and indicators, ensuring equipment performs as expected.
  • Unload, load, and package raw materials, waste products and products.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Chemical Plant Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%
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