2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Chemical Plant And System Operators control or operate entire chemical processes or system of machines.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Chemical Plant and System Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $38,160 to $48,430 per year or $18 to $23 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Chemical Plant and System Operators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$46||$95,860|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$39||$81,360|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$32||$65,960|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$23||$48,430|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$18||$38,160|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Chemical Plant and System Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Chemical Plant Operators are in the states of WY, NJ, AL, TX and WA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||$82000||$39.42|
|Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing||$72420||$34.82|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$63950||$30.75|
|Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing||$63510||$30.54|
|Support Activities for Mining||$62960||$30.27|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$62460||$30.03|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$62000||$29.81|
|Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing||$59530||$28.62|
|Waste Treatment and Disposal||$56340||$27.09|
|Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing||$55350||$26.61|
|Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing||$54320||$26.11|
|Plastics Product Manufacturing||$46580||$22.39|