Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Process Operator make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$45,870 / yrTotal Pay
$43,148 / yrBase Pay
$2,723 / yrAdditional Pay

$45,870

 / yr
$33K$64K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Process Operator is $45,870 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $43,148 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 $2,723 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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Related Job Titles

For Process Operator

Some related job titles are Plant Operator Salaries with median pay of $46,008, Process Technician Salaries with median pay of $46,843, Production Technician Salaries with median pay of $40,888, Chemical Process Operator Salaries with median pay of $52,707.

Top Paying Companies

For a Process Operator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Process Operator in United States. Employers include ConocoPhillips, Marathon Petroleum and Targa.

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ConocoPhillips
ConocoPhillips
$89,952/yr
6
bp
$80,618/yr
9
CITGO Refining
$77,377/yr
10
Suniva
$76,664/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Process Operator in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Process Operator in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $74,536, Healthcare with a median total pay of $63,869, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $61,270, Information Technology with a median total pay of $59,839, and Manufacturing with a median total pay of $59,351.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$74,536

    18% Higher than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$63,869

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$61,270

    1% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$59,839

    2% Lower than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$59,351

    3% Lower than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Process Operator are ConocoPhillips, Marathon Petroleum, and Targa.

ConocoPhillipsConocoPhillips$89,952/yr
TargaTarga$81,738/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Skilled Labor & Manufacturing?

Skilled labor jobs like manufacturing, construction and warehousing are in high demand. Warehousing and logistics jobs are projected to grow rapidly with the growth of e-commerce and often pay higher salaries than other jobs that don't require a college degree. While a college degree is not generally required, training in new skills or earning certifications and licenses can be a way to earn a higher salary. While job opportunities are projected to grow, automation remains a risk to the long-term job outlook.

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Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Process Operator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$76,000

/yr

$73K | $3K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pipeline Technician

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$86,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Process Operator

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$1,546

/hr

$46 | $2K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Process Operator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$16

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Cell Operator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$2,178

/mo

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Chemical Process Operator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$1,030

/hr

$30 | $1K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Process Operator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$62,000

/yr

$60K | $2K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Process Operator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$40

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Cell Operator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$19

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Process Operator pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Process Operator is $43,148 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Process Operator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1881 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Process Operator employees.

The highest salary for a Process Operator in United States is $59,325 per year.

The lowest salary for a Process Operator in United States is $31,381 per year.

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