Highest Paying Industries for Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing31.0964680
Tobacco Manufacturing28.5859440
Transportation and Warehousing27.0556260
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing25.3152650
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills25.1352270
Metal Ore Mining25.152200
Basic Chemical Manufacturing24.9251830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals24.7951570
Mining (except Oil and Gas)24.6351220
Paper Manufacturing24.5651080
Mining24.4650880
Forging and Stamping24.4250800
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying24.350540
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing24.250330
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing24.1650240
Federal, State, and Local Government23.8649630
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service23.8649630
Plastics Product Manufacturing23.6949280
Waste Treatment and Disposal23.6549190
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing23.649100
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing23.5649000
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service23.5148890
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing23.3748600
Chemical Manufacturing23.2448330
Coal Mining23.1448140
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing22.9747790
Scientific Research and Development Services22.6147030
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences22.6147030
Waste Management and Remediation Services22.4646720
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing22.4646710
Manufacturing22.2946360
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers22.1546080
Management of Companies and Enterprises22.1546080
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing22.0945950
All industries22.0945940
All industries, private ownership only22.0945940
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing2245770
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services21.9245590
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers21.7645270
Rubber Product Manufacturing21.3944500
Primary Metal Manufacturing21.3944480
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing21.1343940
Machinery Manufacturing20.8943450
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing20.7943240
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods20.5542750
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing20.4742580
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing20.342210
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing20.242020
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing20.1341880
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing20.1141830
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing20.0441690
Wholesale Trade2041600
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing19.9141420
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services19.7741110
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing19.6940960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing19.6240810
Beverage Manufacturing19.3240190
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing19.1839890
Restaurants and Other Eating Places19.1239760
Food Services and Drinking Places18.9939490
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.9739450
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers18.9639440
Accommodation and Food Services18.9339370
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers18.8839270
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing18.8139120
Dairy Product Manufacturing18.7238930
Wood Product Manufacturing18.6638820
Grain and Oilseed Milling18.6138700
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services18.4538370
Foundries18.3638180
Miscellaneous Manufacturing18.2437940
Full-Service Restaurants18.0337510
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)18.0137470
Other Support Services17.8537120
Other Food Manufacturing17.8337080
Food Manufacturing17.837020
Accommodation17.7937010
Traveler Accommodation17.7937010
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities17.5536510
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing17.3736130
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing17.3336040
Retail Trade17.1935750
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores17.1835740
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)17.0835520
Food and Beverage Stores16.8134960
Sawmills and Wood Preservation16.5534430
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods16.1933670
Waste Collection16.1833650
Administrative and Support Services16.0333350
Employment Services15.9933260
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers15.9733220
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing15.8432950
Animal Food Manufacturing15.6532550
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.4632160
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing15.3431920
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services15.1831570
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing15.1131440
Engineering Services15.1131430
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers14.7830750
Animal Slaughtering and Processing14.730570
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing14.3329800
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing14.329740
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting14.0629250
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry14.0629250
Support Activities for Crop Production14.0629250

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