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Chemical Plant and System Operators

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $25.83
Statewide median: $23.00

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Chemical Plant and System Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$23.92 $32.57 $40.18
Minnesota
$21.00 $25.83 $31.13
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$21.76 $26.82 $32.45

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,480 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Chemical Plant and System Operators most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 967 new Chemical Plant and System Operators to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Chemical Plant and System Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 28,600 26,000 -2,600 -9.1%
Minnesota 859 868 9 1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 570 559 -11 -1.9%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.