Chemical Operator Salary

A Chemical Operator earns an average wage of $20.56 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Quality Assurance / Quality Control and HAZMAT.

$35,526 - $84,810
$36K
$56K
$85K
MEDIAN: $56,327
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$14.68 - $31.45
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$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.89
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$0$84K
Salary $35,526 - $84,810
Bonus $504 - $3,105
Profit Sharing $489.36 - $6,128
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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$32,297 - $76,011
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $14.68 - $31.45
Overtime $22.05 - $48.09
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $504 - $3,105
Profit Sharing $489.36 - $6,128
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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$32,297 - $76,011
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 594

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Job Description for Chemical Operator

Chemical operators are responsible for monitoring equipment that uses and/or processes chemicals. Many variables need to be monitored, such as temperature, pressure, and fluid levels. These statistics are recorded by the chemical operator at timely intervals; if any problems occur, the chemical operator must handle the problem immediately to ensure safety and avoid further disruption in the machinery's operation. A chemical operator is also in charge of the safe handling and storage of chemicals, as well as testing and taking samples. The majority of chemical operator positions are found in industrial settings, primarily for companies that manufacture chemicals and the oil and gas industries. Chemical operators' working conditions vary. As most factories operate around the clock, shift work and night work may be required by some employers. The work is both indoors and outdoors, with outdoor work sometimes dominate (especially in the oil and electricity production industries).

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Chemical Operator Tasks

  • Process chemicals by following guidelines and instructions on equipment such as reactors, distillation systems, etc.
  • Package and transfer chemicals safely.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Operator

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 306 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemical Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 170 salaries. An experienced Chemical Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 153 salaries. A Chemical Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 90 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,902

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Chemical Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chemical Operator?

Chemical Operator in Houston:
Pros: Supervisor is cool the work is not every hard and have good co workers.
Cons: The pay is not good and they ask for to much and cry about the littlest things.

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Key Stats for Chemical Operator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Chemical Operator Salaries

▲19%

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Chemical Operator Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲36%

HAZMAT
▲35%

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
▲5%

Operating Systems
▲4%

Team Leadership
▲3%

chemical operator
▲3%



National Average
$49,000

Troubleshooting
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 11%
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