Chemical Plant and System Operators in Illinois
Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Chemical Plant or System Operator?
While jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in Illinois are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Chemical Plant and System Operators in Illinois is expected to decrease.
Chemical Plant and System Operators in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Chemical Plant and System Operators Work in Illinois?
There were approximately 760 workers employed as Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state in 2018.
There were 1,010 Chemical Plant and System Operators employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 400 Chemical Plant and System Operators working in it, which means Illinois has more Chemical Plant and System Operators than average.
Job Projections for Illinois
Jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state are declining at a rate of 2.7% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of
Illinois Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 110 annual job openings, and a total of 1,100 jobs for Illinois Chemical Plant and System Operators in 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 Illinois?
In 2018 wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators ranged from $39,920 to $98,840 with $64,440 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.19 to $47.52. The median hourly rate was $30.98.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $24.43 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $6.55.
The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Illinois Metros for Chemical Plant and System Operators
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chemical Plant and System Operators.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Top States for Chemical Plant and System Operators Employment
View the list below to see where most Chemical Plant and System Operators work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Chemical Plant and System Operators get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
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|Occupation||IL Employment Total|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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