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What is a Plant and System Operator?

Job Description & Duties All plant and system operators not listed separately.

  • Batch and Furnace Operator
  • Forming Process Worker
  • Fire Tender
  • Incinerator Operator
  • Pressure Controller

Job Outlook for Plant and System Operators

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 12,100 jobs in the United States for Plant and System Operators.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 1.9% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 200 new jobs for Plant and System Operators by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,200 positions for Plant and System Operator per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Plant and System Operators in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Plant and System Operators are Louisiana, Florida, and Arizona.

Watch out if you plan on working in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, or West Virginia. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Plant and System Operator Make?

The average yearly salary of a Plant and System Operator ranges between $34,580 and $81,750. The median salary for this occupation is $57,100.

Salary Ranges for Plant and System Operators

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

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

California

$69,480

Washington

$68,600

Hawaii

$68,500

Minnesota

$67,770

Kansas

$66,380

Alaska

$65,360

Connecticut

$65,360

Wisconsin

$64,240

Illinois

$63,770

Massachusetts

$63,710

New York

$63,550

Idaho

$63,100

Virginia

$62,820

New Jersey

$62,690

Iowa

$62,060

Michigan

$62,000

Montana

$60,360

Maryland

$60,260

Indiana

$60,160

Nevada

$59,180

Oregon

$58,800

Mississippi

$58,280

South Carolina

$57,790

North Carolina

$57,370

Missouri

$56,330

Tennessee

$55,980

Pennsylvania

$55,250

West Virginia

$54,870

Arizona

$54,740

Louisiana

$54,610

Kentucky

$53,540

Utah

$53,520

Alabama

$53,280

Florida

$53,060

New Mexico

$53,040

Arkansas

$52,910

Texas

$52,850

Oklahoma

$52,740

Ohio

$52,440

North Dakota

$52,260

Colorado

$50,910

Maine

$44,000

Georgia

$42,540

Nebraska

$41,410

Where do Plant and System Operators Work?

Plant and System Operator Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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