Average Base Pay
28.5% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Chemical Plant and System Operators role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $49,430. A Chemical Plant and System Operators candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $54,120. A person in a mid-career Chemical Plant and System Operators role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $59,280 a year. Chemical Plant and System Operators with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $65,300. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Chemical Plant and System Operators role’s annual salary averages $78,150 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Chemical Plant and System Operators position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $59,280 higher than the national average for Chemical Plant and System Operators positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Chemical Plant and System Operators roles that can advance both internally and with another company.