Salary for Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Also known as:  Acid Purification Equipment Operator, Chemical Machine Tender, Chemical Process Equipment Operator, Chemical Processor, Chemical Treatment Operator

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These employees set up, tend, operate and control machines and equipment used to control reactions or changes in industrial or consumer products. Their job can be dangerous as they are often required to deal with hazardous materials by definition of the job. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed their high school diploma or GED in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to one year of job training on-site.

A Chemical Equipment Operator will most likely earn wages that can range from $30,200 and $81,730 based on education and experience. will most likely earn wages of fifty-three thousand three hundred and thirty dollars on an annual basis.

can receive the best pay in Wyoming, where they can get compensation, on average, of just about $87,850. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they earn pay of $78,670.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 35.39 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$78,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,210
Manufacturing
$53,370
Wholesale Trade
$49,550
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$49,310

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$49,310
Wholesale Trade
$49,550
Manufacturing
$53,370
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,560
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$78,670