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Chemical Plant and System Operators in North Carolina

Considering a career as a Chemical Plant or System Operator in North Carolina?

-4% Jobs Projection
$47,580 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Chemical Plant and System Operators in North Carolina is expected to decrease.

  • Chemical Plant and System Operators in North Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chemical Plant and System Operators Work in North Carolina?

740 people worked as Chemical Plant and System Operators in 2018 in this state.

There were 950 Chemical Plant and System Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state are declining at a rate of 4.2% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

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North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 70 annual job openings, and 680 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators ranged from $30,270 to $77,370 with $47,580 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.55 to $37.2. The median hourly rate was $22.87.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $22.13 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.74.

The median salary in North Carolina 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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