A Petroleum Plant Operator earns an average wage of $24.86 per hour.
Petroleum Plant Operator Total Pay (?
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$38,783 - $75,221
(Median)
39K
52K
67K
75K
MEDIAN: $52,498
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90%
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Petroleum Plant Operator Total Pay (?
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$16.73 - $35.44
(Median)
17
25
32
35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,783 - $75,221  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,946  
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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$38,747 - $80,477  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.73 - $35.44  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $50.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,946  
   
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).
)
$38,747 - $80,477  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Experience Affects Petroleum Plant Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$56,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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