$63,616
Avg. Salary
$23.99
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,593

Bonus

$2,750

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Chemical Process Operator is $23.99 per hour.

The average pay for a Chemical Process Operator is $63,616 per year.

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$14.96
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$23.99
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$38.89
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MEDIAN $23.99
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$36k
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$64k
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$94k
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MEDIAN $63,616
$36,089 - $94,286
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MEDIAN: $63,616
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$0$94K
Salary $36,089 - $94,286
Bonus $1,001 - $8,143
Profit Sharing $1,500 - $27,500
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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$32,668 - $94,222
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 111
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $14.96 - $38.89
Overtime $22.07 - $59.27
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $1,001 - $8,143
Profit Sharing $1,500 - $27,500
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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$32,668 - $94,222
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 596

Job Description

Chemical process operator positions are classified as processing and production jobs. The chemical process operator is responsible for all chemical mixing, processing, and packaging operations within the production area. The operator must know and observe all safety procedures, organizational rules, and environmental policies. They are responsible for transferring the products through the various process and storage areas using conveyors, tanks, and other transfer systems. Additionally, the chemical process operator researches and troubleshoots any problems that occur during product transfer and reports these issues to the maintenance department. The chemical process operator may also be responsible for loading and unloading chemical delivery vehicles, conducting chemical product inventory, and ensuring general cleanliness of the area in which they work.

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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.

Common Career Paths


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Chemical Process Operators' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Production Supervisor. On average, Production Supervisors get paid about the same as Chemical Process Operators do. Chemical Process Operators most often advance into Chemical Operator and Production Operator positions even though the median salaries are $11K lower and $20K lower, respectively.

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Chemical Process Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Chemical Process Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 220 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chemical Process Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Chemical Process Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 83 salaries. A Chemical Process Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

20%

National Average: $56,175

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

Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Chemical Process Operators in Baytown receive some of the highest pay in the country. Chemical Process Operators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Port Arthur (+33 percent), Baton Rouge (+26 percent), Deer Park (+24 percent), and Beaumont (+21 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Athens Chemical Process Operators earning much less — 28 percent less — than the national average.

Job Reviews

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

Chemical Process Operator in Bryan:
"I commute."
Pros: The company I work for
Cons: The drive to work

Chemical Process Operator:
This is definitely not the Company choice I would recommend. They are unorganized. Their wages are insulting for the task and paperwork you have to produce. Deep hypocrisy when dealing with management.

Chemical Process Operator in Arlington:
"Hard worker."
Pros: Short drive from my house to my job.
Cons: Traffic, 30 minutes away from my house.

Chemical Process Operator in Carson:
"N/a."
Pros: I like that it's close to home.
Cons: The moral in this place is bad, especially being a woman.

Chemical Process Operator in Milton:
"Landing in a bright future."
Pros: Not the same every day lots of opportunity for growth. Lots of time off.
Cons: The long hours.

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Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$56,000

▼12%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲84%

Troubleshooting
▲31%

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
▲24%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲9%

National Average
$56,000

Chemical Process Engineering
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 8%