$53,425
Avg. Salary
$20.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,537

Bonus

$1,900

Profit Sharing

$4,800

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Chemical Operator is $20.66 per hour.

The average pay for a Chemical Operator is $53,425 per year.

10%
$14.75
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$20.66
50%
$31.21
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MEDIAN $20.66
10%
$36k
10%
$53k
50%
$88k
90%
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MEDIAN $53,425
$35,625 - $87,581
$36K
$53K
$88K
MEDIAN: $53,425
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$14.75 - $31.21
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$0$87K
Salary $35,625 - $87,581
Bonus $504 - $5,052
Profit Sharing $497 - $5,817
Commission $4,800
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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$32,350 - $75,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 105
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.75 - $31.21
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $21.95 - $47.16
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $504 - $5,052
Commission $4,800
Profit Sharing $497 - $5,817
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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$32,350 - $75,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,017

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.

Chemical Operator Pay By Employer

$0$88K

BASF Corporation
12 profiles
$44,145

$40,526

Dow Chemical Co
8 profiles
$61,956

$38,133

$41,702

$44,734

$58,240

$57,600

Common Career Paths for Chemical Operator


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Chemical Operator Job Listings

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

45%

National Average: $47,909

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chemical Operator Reviews

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

Chemical Operator in Orlando:
"I enjoy working for Kinder Morgan."
Pros: I like the responsibility of working with danger substance
Cons: Shift work

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
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 213 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Chemical Operator Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

▲4%

National Average
$48,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Chemical Operator Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲39%

HAZMAT
▲38%

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
▲7%

Operating Systems
▲6%

Team Leadership
▲5%

chemical operator
▲5%



National Average
$48,000

Troubleshooting
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 12%