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Chemical Plant and System Operators in Arizona

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Chemical Plant and System Operators in Arizona

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11.1% Jobs Projection
$60,610 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Chemical Plant and System Operators in Arizona is growing faster than average.

  • Chemical Plant and System Operators in Arizona earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chemical Plant and System Operators Work in Arizona?

There were 240 Chemical Plant and System Operators employed in this state in 2017.

Job Projections for Arizona

Jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state are growing at a rate of 11.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -9.3%.

Job Projections for Chemical Plant and System Operators: Nation vs. AZ

Arizona Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 10 annual Chemical Plant and System Operators job openings in Arizona, and 100 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,800 annual jobs and 30,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chemical Plant and System Operators Make in Arizona?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators ranged from $43,510 to $79,120 with $60,610 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.92 to $38.04. The median hourly rate was $29.14.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $28.35 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.79.

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

Chemical Plant and System Operators Earnings: AZ vs. National Average

Top States for Chemical Plant and System Operators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Chemical Plant and System Operators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 5,200 $71,290
Louisiana 4,760 $69,510
Ohio 1,490 $61,560
California 1,290 $50,750
South Carolina 1,180 $51,440
Iowa 1,090 $55,990
Florida 930 $60,880
Georgia 910 $52,500
Minnesota 860 $49,260
Alabama 800 $70,500
Illinois 760 $64,440
North Carolina 740 $47,580
Kentucky 730 $63,220
New Jersey 590 $63,470
New York 550 $54,530
Mississippi 420 $61,270
Indiana 410 $47,970
Tennessee 390 $0
Maryland 380 $58,210
Massachusetts 320 $55,360

Below are the states where Chemical Plant and System Operators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Wyoming $79,130
Texas $71,290
Alabama $70,500
Louisiana $69,510
Delaware $68,340
West Virginia $65,980
Illinois $64,440
New Jersey $63,470
Kentucky $63,220
Ohio $61,560

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Occupation AZ Employment Total
Plant and System Operators 370
Gas Plant Operators 70

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