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Chemical Plant and System Operators in Minnesota

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Chemical Plant and System Operators in Minnesota

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

$49,260 Median Salary
40 Job Openings
  • Chemical Plant and System Operators in Minnesota earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chemical Plant and System Operators Work in Minnesota?

In 2018, there were 860 Chemical Plant and System Operators working in the state.

There were 650 Chemical Plant and System Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Chemical Plant and System Operators in MN Employment Trend

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

Chemical Plant and System Operators in MN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, which is better than what is projected nationwide which is a decrease of 9.3%.

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

Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 40 annual job openings, and 420 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 Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators ranged from $28,880 to $78,170 with $49,260 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.88 to $37.58. The median hourly rate was $23.68.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $22.4 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.28.

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

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

Top Minnesota 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
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 660 $49,060

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation MN Employment Total
Gas Plant Operators 210
Plant and System Operators 190

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