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Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders in Kentucky

Considering a career as a Chemical Equipment Operator or Tender in Kentucky?

-8% Jobs Projection
$51,960 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

While jobs for Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders in Kentucky are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders in Kentucky is expected to decrease.

  • Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders in Kentucky earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders Work in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there were 2,120 people working as Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders in the year 2018.

There were 2,120 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,290 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders working in it, which means Kentucky has more Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders than average.

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders in this state are declining at a rate of 7.7% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.0%.

Job Projections for Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 190 annual job openings, and a total of 1,810 jobs for Kentucky Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,300 annual jobs and 70,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders ranged from $31,000 to $78,820 with $51,960 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.91 to $37.89. The median hourly rate was $24.98.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.94 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.04.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky Metros for Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,250 $50,620
Evansville, IN-KY 710 $61,580
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 650 $65,980
Lexington-Fayette, KY 310 $33,490
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 140 $40,250

Top States for Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders Employment

The table below shows the states where most Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 13,280 $57,650
Ohio 6,170 $47,410
Pennsylvania 4,270 $45,810
Michigan 3,660 $53,820
New Jersey 3,320 $47,730
Tennessee 3,100 $58,510
Missouri 3,020 $41,550
North Carolina 2,980 $46,830
Georgia 2,740 $37,260
New York 2,610 $45,220
California 2,600 $53,660
Alabama 2,470 $60,500
Indiana 2,330 $48,350
Wisconsin 2,290 $43,390
Illinois 2,230 $51,890
South Carolina 2,160 $45,880
Kentucky 2,120 $51,960
Louisiana 1,830 $66,650
Washington 1,630 $43,720
Virginia 1,560 $38,640

Below are the states where Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Wyoming $73,980
West Virginia $67,640
Louisiana $66,650
Delaware $63,800
Alabama $60,500
Mississippi $60,260
Tennessee $58,510
Idaho $58,050
Texas $57,650
Michigan $53,820

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