A Refinery Operator earns an average wage of $26.87 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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$41,217 - $92,871
(Median)
41K
51K
70K
93K
MEDIAN: $69,959
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Refinery Operator Total Pay (?
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$16.46 - $37.55
(Median)
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34
38
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,217 - $92,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,145  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $6,104  
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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$38,707 - $94,168  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.46 - $37.55  
   
Overtime
$21.59 - $55.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,145  
   
Profit Sharing
$786 - $6,104  
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).
)
$38,707 - $94,168  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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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
Carson
up arrow 34%
Houston
up arrow 14%
National Average
$65,000
Corpus Christi
up arrow 2%
Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects Refinery Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$65,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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