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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Plant Operator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$73,757 / yrTotal Pay
$45,134 / yrBase Pay
$28,623 / yrAdditional Pay

$73,757

 / yr
$33K$457K
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The estimated total pay for a Plant Operator is $73,757 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $45,134 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $28,623 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What is the total pay trajectory for Operator?
$62,688 /yr
Operator
$71,680 /yr
Senior Operator
$69,508 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Plant Operator?

Some related job titles are Chemical Plant Operator Salaries with median pay of $71,538, Chemical Operator Salaries with median pay of $60,763, Chemical Process Operator Salaries with median pay of $76,381, Control Room Operator Salaries with median pay of $63,136.

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Airgas
3.7

Airgas

Plant Operator - Hourly

$12

$34

$12 - $34 Range

DCP Midstream LP
3.8

DCP Midstream LP

Plant Operator - Hourly

$41

 /hr
Range: $35 - $47

$35

$47

$35 - $47 Range

Air Products
4.0

Air Products

Plant Operator - Hourly

$30

$51

$30 - $51 Range

Lehigh Hanson
3.5

Lehigh Hanson

Plant Operator

$56,950

 /yr
Range: $27K - $91K

$27K

$91K

$26,623 - $90,718 Range

Martin Marietta Materials
3.9

Martin Marietta Materials

Plant Operator - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $20 - $63

$20

$63

$20 - $63 Range

Gopher Resource
3.4

Gopher Resource

Plant Operator - Hourly

$28

 /hr
Range: $20 - $33

$20

$33

$20 - $33 Range

Enterprise Products
3.9

Enterprise Products

Plant Operator - Hourly

$42

 /hr
Range: $35 - $49

$35

$49

$35 - $49 Range

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EnLink Midstream
3.7

EnLink Midstream

Plant Operator - Hourly

$36

 /hr
Range: $28 - $41

$28

$41

$28 - $41 Range

ONEOK
4.1

ONEOK

Plant Operator - Hourly

$37

 /hr
Range: $30 - $46

$30

$46

$30 - $46 Range

Blueknight
3.5

Blueknight

Plant Operator - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $22 - $26

$22

$26

$22 - $26 Range

Vulcan Materials
3.9

Vulcan Materials

Plant Operator - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $19 - $46

$19

$46

$19 - $46 Range

Liquid Environmental Solutions
2.9

Liquid Environmental Solutions

Plant Operator - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $9 - $24

$9

$24

$9 - $24 Range

Energy Transfer
3.7

Energy Transfer

Plant Operator - Hourly

$37

 /hr
Range: $26 - $45

$26

$45

$26 - $45 Range

Targa
3.9

Targa

Plant Operator - Hourly

$44

 /hr
Range: $21 - $77

$21

$77

$21 - $77 Range

Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Plant Operator

$56,386

 /yr
Range: $51K - $63K

$51K

$63K

$50,747 - $63,152 Range

Thatcher Company
3.0

Thatcher Company

Plant Operator - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $17 - $24

$17

$24

$17 - $24 Range

Select Staff
3.7

Select Staff

Plant Operator - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $11 - $17

$11

$17

$11 - $17 Range

XTO Energy
3.6

XTO Energy

Plant Operator

$87,962

 /yr
Range: $71K - $116K

$71K

$116K

$71,400 - $115,770 Range

Aria Energy
3.3

Aria Energy

Plant Operator - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $26 - $35

$26

$35

$26 - $35 Range

WIN Waste Innovations
3.5

WIN Waste Innovations

Plant Operator - Hourly

$37

 /hr
Range: $22 - $47

$22

$47

$22 - $47 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Plant Operator salaries

The national average salary for a Plant Operator is $53,326 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Plant Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 792 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Plant Operator employees.

The highest salary for a Plant Operator in United States is $85,882 per year.

The lowest salary for a Plant Operator in United States is $33,111 per year.

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