Chemical Plant/System Operators

At-A-Glance

Median Pay*
$87,940.00 per year
Employment Change, 2017-2022*
80
Number of Jobs, 2016*
580
Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience
None
On-the-job Training
Long-term on-the-job training
Job Outlook, 2017-2022*
9.6 %

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2017-2022
Chemical Plant/System Operators
9.6%
All Occupations
18.26%
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Chemical Plant/System Operators Do
Control or operate entire chemical processes or system of machines.
Top Paying Industries for this Career
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
SOURCE:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and ONETOnline