Average Chemical Process Operator Hourly Pay

$24.65
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$2,750
Bonus
$3,052
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The average hourly pay for a Chemical Process Operator is $24.65.
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$15.65
MEDIAN
$24.65
90%
$41.03
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$16 - $41
Bonus
$991 - $8,121
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$1,479 - $10,137
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$34,274 - $96,153
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What Do Chemical Process Operators Do?

Chemical Process 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.

Job Satisfaction for Chemical Process Operator

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Popular Employer Salaries for Chemical Process Operator

The top respondents for the job title Chemical Process Operator are from the companies Dow Chemical Co, Eastman Chemical Co and ExxonMobil Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Phillips 66 where the average pay is $40.77. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ExxonMobil Corporation, earning around $38.25. Huntsman Corporation pays the lowest at around $29.00. Dow Chemical Co also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $30.29.

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What Are Popular Skills for Chemical Process Operators?

Skills in Safety Compliance, Troubleshooting, Problem Solving and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Process Operators?

An entry-level Chemical Process Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $21.34 based on 35 salaries. An early career Chemical Process Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.70 based on 228 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Process Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.88 based on 142 salaries. An experienced Chemical Process Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.00 based on 140 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Employees with Chemical Process Operator in their job title in Freeport, Texas earn an average of 51.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Baytown, Texas (41.7% more) and Beaumont, Texas (34.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.7% less) and Midland, Michigan (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 626 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.6%
Early Career
36.4%
Mid Career
22.7%
Experienced
22.4%
Late Career
12.9%