Average Chemical Process Operator Salary in South Africa

R177,081
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R12,984
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The average salary for a Chemical Process Operator in South Africa is R177,081.
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R51k
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R177k
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R383k
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MEDIAN R177,081
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Salary
R51k - R383k
Bonus
R1k - R30k
Total Pay
R74k - R344k

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Job Description for Chemical Process Operator

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.

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Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Chemical Process Operator

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

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Process Operator

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 R120,000 based on 9 salaries. An early career Chemical Process Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R122,054 based on 25 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Process Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R253,100 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Chemical Process Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R246,044 based on 15 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 67 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.4%
Early Career
37.3%
Mid Career
26.9%
Experienced
22.4%

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