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Chemical Plant and System Operators in New York

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

-4% Jobs Projection
$54,530 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

While jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in New York are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Chemical Plant and System Operators in New York is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Chemical Plant and System Operators Work in New York?

There were approximately 550 workers employed as Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state in 2018.

There were 600 Chemical Plant and System Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Chemical Plant and System Operators in NY Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state are declining at a rate of 4.1% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

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

New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 70 annual job openings, and 710 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators ranged from $34,940 to $80,650 with $54,530 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.8 to $38.78. The median hourly rate was $26.22.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.73 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.51.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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

Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 480 $62,490
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 360 $53,410
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 110 $68,190

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 NY Employment Total
Gas Plant Operators 290
Plant and System Operators 150

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