Chemical Process Operator Salary

The average rate for a Chemical Process Operator is $22.68 per hour.
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$36,293 - $83,496

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$14.65 - $33.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,293 - $83,496  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,205  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $5,117  
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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$31,594 - $79,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $33.46  
   
Overtime
$20.84 - $51.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $5,117  
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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$31,594 - $79,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 422
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Process Operator

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Experience Affects Chemical Process Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 5%
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