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Chemical Plant and System Operators in Ohio

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

-9% Jobs Projection
$61,560 Median Salary
220 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Chemical Plant and System Operators Work in Ohio?

There were approximately 1,490 workers employed as Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state in 2018.

There were 1,830 Chemical Plant and System Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 340 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for Ohio

Jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state are declining at a rate of 8.7% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

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Ohio Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 220 annual Chemical Plant and System Operators job openings in Ohio, and 2,400 total jobs in the year 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 Ohio?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators ranged from $35,110 to $85,820 with $61,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.88 to $41.26. The median hourly rate was $29.59.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $28.3 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.29.

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

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Top Ohio 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 510 $66,970
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 160 $53,960
Lima, OH 130 $81,570
Toledo, OH 70 $31,520
Canton-Massillon, OH 30 $43,390

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

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