Plant Operator Salaries

4,022 Salaries

Average Base Pay
$35,569 / yr
Not enough reports to show salary distribution

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$1,888
Range$355 - $10,394

How much does a Plant Operator make?

The national average salary for a Plant Operator is $35,569 in United States. Filter by location to see Plant Operator salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,022 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Plant Operator employees.

Salaries for Related Job Titles

Chemical Plant Operator$36K

Are you paid fairly?

Get a free, personalized salary estimate based on today's market

Get Your Estimate

Loading Jobs

Salaries by Company

SortPopular | Most Reports | Salary
Filter by Location
or
Search for Specific Employer
Average Base Salaries in (USD)
Company
Average Base Salaries in (USD)
Low
High

Plant Operator - Hourly

Air Products

$30/hr

Range: $26 - $45

13 salaries

$30/hr
$26$45

Plant Operator - Hourly

DCP Midstream LP

$36/hr

Range: $33 - $37

11 salaries

$36/hr
$33$37

Plant Operator - Hourly

Airgas

$17/hr

Range: $15 - $18

6 salaries

$17/hr
$15$18

Plant Operator - Hourly

Blueknight Energy Partners

$20/hr

Range: $18 - $23

6 salaries

$20/hr
$18$23

Plant Operator

Occidental Petroleum

$64,441/yr

Range: $60K - $73K

5 salaries

$64,441/yr
$60K$73K

Plant Operator - Hourly

Enterprise Products

$35/hr

Range: $32 - $43

5 salaries

$35/hr
$32$43

Plant Operator - Hourly

Energy Transfer

$35/hr

Range: $33 - $40

5 salaries

$35/hr
$33$40

Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – 

Plant Operator

Cargill

$53,492/yr

Range: $43K - $70K

4 salaries

$53,492/yr
$43K$70K

Plant Operator - Hourly

Koch Industries

$25/hr

Range: $22 - $36

4 salaries

$25/hr
$22$36

Plant Operator - Hourly

Martin Marietta Materials

$21/hr

Range: $17 - $27

4 salaries

$21/hr
$17$27

Plant Operator - Hourly

EnLink Midstream

$34/hr

Range: $25 - $36

4 salaries

$34/hr
$25$36

Plant Operator - Hourly

Molycorp

$31/hr

Range: $30 - $33

4 salaries

$31/hr
$30$33

Plant Operator - Hourly

Duke Energy

$43/hr

Range: $39 - $44

3 salaries

$43/hr
$39$44

Plant Operator - Hourly

Kinder Morgan

$31/hr

Range: $29 - $39

3 salaries

$31/hr
$29$39

Plant Operator - Hourly

Targa

$26/hr

Range: $18 - $32

3 salaries

$26/hr
$18$32

Plant Operator - Hourly

NGL Energy Partners

$15/hr

Range: $14 - $15

3 salaries

$15/hr
$14$15

Plant Operator - Hourly

Liquid Environmental Solutions

$14/hr

Range: $13 - $16

3 salaries

$14/hr
$13$16

Plant Operator - Hourly

Thatcher Company

$18/hr

Range: $16 - $19

3 salaries

$18/hr
$16$19

Plant Operator - Hourly

Southcross Energy

$26/hr

Range: $24 - $26

3 salaries

$26/hr
$24$26

Plant Operator - Hourly

Hampton Roads Sanitation Disitrict

$18/hr

Range: $17 - $18

3 salaries

$18/hr
$17$18
View Data as Table

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent plant operator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$47
hourly
A DCS Operator in the Corpus Christi, TX Area area reported making $47 per hour
Additional Pay
$7k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Corpus Christi, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$12
hourly
A Molding Operator in the Greensboro, NC Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Greensboro, NC Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$21
hourly
A Chemical Operator in the Columbia, SC Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Columbia, SC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$23
hourly
An Optometric Technician in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $23 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
 
Full-time
1 to 50 employees
$16
hourly
An Op Operator in the Detroit, MI Area area reported making $16 per hour
Additional Pay
$29k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Detroit, MI Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$62,000
per year
A Wastewater Operator in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $62,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Government
$15
hourly
An Operator in the Nashville, TN Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
Nashville, TN Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A Repair Operator in the Gaffney, SC Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Gaffney, SC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.