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Chemical Plant Operator Salary (United States)

A Chemical Plant Operator earns an average wage of $21.27 per hour.
Chemical Plant Operator Salary (?
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$32,824 - $75,000
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,128
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Chemical Plant Operator Salary (?
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$13.72 - $30.36
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,824 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,880  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $7,891  
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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$31,392 - $71,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $30.36  
   
Overtime
$18.11 - $46.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,880  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $7,891  
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).
)
$31,392 - $71,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Plant Operator

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Experience Affects Chemical Plant Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$51,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%