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What Do Plant and System Operator Do?

Example of Plant and System Operator Job All plant and system operators not listed separately.

Other Plant and System Operator Job Titles

  • Chief Lock Tender Operator
  • Irrigation System Operator
  • Bulk Plant Operator
  • Sand Plant Attendant
  • Forming Process Worker

Plant and System Operator Employment Estimates

There were about 12,100 jobs for Plant and System Operator in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 2.5% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 300 new jobs for Plant and System Operator by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,200 job openings in this field each year.


The states with the most job growth for Plant and System Operator are South Dakota, Nebraska, and Oregon. Watch out if you plan on working in Massachusetts, West Virginia, or Oklahoma. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Plant and System Operator

Plant and System Operators make between $34,580 and $81,750 a year.


Plant and System Operators who work in Alaska, Washington, or Hawaii, make the highest salaries.

How much do Plant and System Operators make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $53,280
Alaska $65,360
Arizona $54,740
Arkansas $52,910
California $69,480
Colorado $50,910
Connecticut $65,360
Florida $53,060
Georgia $42,540
Hawaii $68,500
Idaho $63,100
Illinois $63,770
Indiana $60,160
Iowa $62,060
Kansas $66,380
Kentucky $53,540
Louisiana $54,610
Maine $44,000
Maryland $60,260
Massachusetts $63,710
Michigan $62,000
Minnesota $67,770
Mississippi $58,280
Missouri $56,330
Montana $60,360
Nebraska $41,410
Nevada $59,180
New Jersey $62,690
New Mexico $53,040
New York $63,550
North Carolina $57,370
North Dakota $52,260
Ohio $52,440
Oklahoma $52,740
Oregon $58,800
Pennsylvania $55,250
South Carolina $57,790
Tennessee $55,980
Texas $52,850
Utah $53,520
Virginia $62,820
Washington $68,600
West Virginia $54,870
Wisconsin $64,240

Plant and System Operators Sector


Plant and System Operators work in the following industries:



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