Refinery Operator Salary (United States)

A Refinery Operator earns an average wage of $27.07 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Refinery Operator Total Pay (?
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$32,973 - $86,948
(Median)
33K
50K
69K
77K
87K
MEDIAN: $69,054
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Refinery Operator Total Pay (?
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$16.44 - $38.29
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$32,973 - $86,948  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,023  
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $2,543  
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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$38,437 - $96,004  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.44 - $38.29  
   
Overtime
$22.32 - $56.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,023  
   
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $2,543  
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).
)
$38,437 - $96,004  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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Job Description for Refinery Operator

  • Anticipate machinery malfunctions and develop contingency plans to minimize process interruptions.
  • Conduct process control duties, identifying areas for improvement.
  • Ensure smooth refinery operations through efficient use of equipment and regular maintenance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Refinery Operator

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

Pay Difference By Location

Corpus Christi
up arrow 11%
Houston
up arrow 7%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
National Average
$65,000
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Experience Affects Refinery Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Late-Career
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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