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Chemical Plant and System Operators in Texas

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Chemical Plant and System Operators in Texas

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-3% Jobs Projection
$71,290 Median Salary
480 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Chemical Plant and System Operators Work in Texas?

In 2018, there were 5,200 Chemical Plant and System Operators working in the state.

There were 4,980 Chemical Plant and System Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 220 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Chemical Plant and System Operators in this state are declining at a rate of 3.1% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

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Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 480 annual job openings, and 4,960 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators ranged from $43,310 to $93,350 with $71,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.82 to $44.88. The median hourly rate was $34.27.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $34.48 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.21.

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

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Top Texas 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
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,420 $71,320
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 370 $74,900

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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