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Chemical Plant and System Operators in West Virginia

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Chemical Plant and System Operators in West Virginia

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

$65,980 Median Salary
  • Chemical Plant and System Operators in West Virginia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chemical Plant and System Operators Work in West Virginia?

In West Virginia, there were 270 people working as Chemical Plant and System Operators in the year 2018.

There were 290 Chemical Plant and System Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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What do Chemical Plant and System Operators Make in West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators ranged from $44,240 to $83,710 with $65,980 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.27 to $40.25. The median hourly rate was $31.72.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $30.84 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.88.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top West Virginia 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
Charleston, WV 70 $69,640

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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