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Chemical Plant and System Operators in Iowa

Want to work in Iowa as a Chemical Plant or System Operator? Read this first!

5.6% Jobs Projection
$55,990 Median Salary
100 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Chemical Plant and System Operators Work in Iowa?

1,090 people worked as Chemical Plant and System Operators in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,360 Chemical Plant and System Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 270 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 400 Chemical Plant and System Operators working in it, which means Iowa has more Chemical Plant and System Operators than average.

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Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state are growing at a rate of 5.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -9.3%.

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Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 100 annual job openings, and 950 total jobs in 2026 for Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state.

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

What do Chemical Plant and System Operators Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators ranged from $40,750 to $85,960 with $55,990 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.59 to $41.33. The median hourly rate was $26.92.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.25 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.33.

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

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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
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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