Salary for Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Also known as:  Ammonia Refrigeration Worker, Chiller Operator, Chiller Tender, Freezer Operator, Refrigerating Machine Operator, Refrigeration Operator

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The main responsibilities of a cooling and freezing equipment operator and tender are to repair, assemble, inspect and operate cooling and freezing machinery such as refrigerators, freezers and batch freezers. These products are usually used to store products such as food or blood plasma. A high school degree or GED or above is needed to apply for this position. After being hired, employers usually require a few months to a year of formal on-site job training before official work can begin.

A Cooling or Freezing Equipment Operator and Tender gets a salary of between $26,190 - $58,290 depending on tenure and industry expertise. can expect a salary of thirty-nine thousand six hundred and ten dollars yearly.

are compensated at the highest average salary in New Jersey, where they can earn an average salary rate of close to about $55,600. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, which has normal pay levels of $44,010.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 56.31 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

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

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$44,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,440
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,180
Manufacturing
$39,740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,290
Accommodation and Food Services
$37,200

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$33,560
Educational Services
$34,240
Retail Trade
$36,010
Wholesale Trade
$36,090
Accommodation and Food Services
$37,200
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,290