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Chemical Plant and System Operators in Oregon

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Chemical Plant and System Operators in Oregon

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11.1% Jobs Projection
$58,900 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Chemical Plant and System Operators Work in Oregon?

In 2018, there were 170 Chemical Plant and System Operators working in the state.

There were 210 Chemical Plant and System Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Chemical Plant and System Operators in OR Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state are growing at a rate of 11.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -9.3%.

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

Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 200 jobs for Oregon Chemical Plant and System Operators in 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 Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators ranged from $37,090 to $77,320 with $58,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.83 to $37.17. The median hourly rate was $28.32.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.87 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.45.

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

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

Top Oregon 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 $61,400

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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Occupation OR Employment Total
Plant and System Operators 210
Gas Plant Operators 70

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