The average wage for a Chemical Process Operator is $22.43 per hour. A skill in Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
Chemical Process Operator Total Pay (?
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$38,414 - $76,951
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MEDIAN: $59,022
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Chemical Process Operator Total Pay (?
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$14.56 - $32.19
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,414 - $76,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,095  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $6,000  
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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$33,285 - $77,476  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 629
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.56 - $32.19  
   
Overtime
$18.54 - $48.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,095  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $6,000  
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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$33,285 - $77,476  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 629
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Job Description for Chemical Process Operator
Chemical process operator positions are classified as processing and production jobs. The chemical process operator is responsible for all chemical mixing, processing, and packaging operations within the production area. The operator must know and observe all safety procedures, organizational rules, and environmental policies. They are responsible for transferring the products through the various process and storage areas using conveyors, tanks, and other transfer systems. Additionally, the chemical process operator researches and troubleshoots any problems that occur during product transfer and reports these issues to the maintenance department. The chemical process operator may also be responsible for loading and unloading chemical delivery vehicles, conducting chemical product inventory, and ensuring general cleanliness of the area in which they work.
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Chemical Process Operator Tasks
  • Monitor and maintain equipment, including adjusting controls, oiling or cleaning, and switching to backups.
  • Conduct laboratory tests and record results like pH, temperature, raw materials, water level, etc.
  • Process chemicals by following guidelines and instructions on equipment such as reactors, distillation systems, etc.
  • Package and transfer chemicals safely.
Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Process Operator
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Pay Difference By Location
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$55,000
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Experience Affects Chemical Process Operator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Chemical Process Operator Salaries

Troubleshooting
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National Average
$55,000
Chemical Process Engineering
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 92 votes.
Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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