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Highest Paying Cities for Chemical Plant and System Operators

The top 88 highest paying cities for chemical plant and system operators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of chemical plant and system operators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $70,940, Lake Charles, Louisiana is the highest paying city for chemical plant and system operators. It is followed by Baton Rouge, Louisiana (average annual salary $70,870). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more salary information of chemical plant and system operators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 88 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Chemical Plant and System Operators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$70,940
880
2 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$70,870
2,300
3 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$70,440
830
4 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$69,590
60
5 Victoria, Texas
$69,030
630
6 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$68,150
1,010
7 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$68,120
n/a
8 Wilmington, New Jersey
$68,040
160
9 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$67,520
n/a
10 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$67,280
3,580
11 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$63,560
70
12 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$63,230
270
13 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$63,100
100
14 Richmond, Virginia
$62,440
370
15 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$60,590
60
16 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$59,800
290
17 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$59,570
220
18 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$59,210
300
19 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$59,200
110
20 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$59,040
350
21 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$58,880
350
22 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$58,730
300
23 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$57,130
n/a
24 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$56,980
n/a
25 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$56,970
290
26 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$56,460
260
27 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$56,220
90
28 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$56,110
600
29 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$56,020
590
30 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$55,900
n/a
31 Dayton, Ohio
$55,780
70
32 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$55,530
490
33 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$55,140
1,610
34 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$54,990
n/a
35 St Louis, Missouri
$54,930
n/a
36 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$54,900
120
37 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$54,810
130
38 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$54,660
150
39 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$54,520
90
40 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$54,410
170
41 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$54,170
330
42 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$54,020
720
43 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$53,820
50
44 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$53,530
n/a
45 Salt Lake City, Utah
$53,420
40
46 Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$53,340
n/a
47 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$53,170
470
48 Memphis, Tennessee
$52,850
310
49 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$52,130
160
50 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$51,890
80
51 Kansas City, Missouri
$51,430
n/a
52 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$51,120
n/a
53 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$50,870
440
54 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$50,370
430
55 Akron, Ohio
$50,220
220
56 Erie, Pennsylvania
$50,080
70
57 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$49,770
230
58 Huntsville, Alabama
$49,750
60
59 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$49,170
450
60 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$49,110
150
61 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$47,530
400
62 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$46,770
120
63 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$46,570
460
64 Toledo, Ohio
$46,450
n/a
65 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$45,710
30
66 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$45,390
220
67 North Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$44,590
60
68 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$44,290
40
69 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$44,160
280
70 Springfield, Massachusetts
$43,760
70
71 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$43,660
40
72 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$43,650
70
73 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$42,400
n/a
74 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$42,370
180
75 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$42,230
40
76 Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area, South Dakota
$41,010
60
77 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$40,720
30
78 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$39,920
290
79 Columbia, South Carolina
$39,910
230
80 Spartanburg, South Carolina
$39,440
250
81 Columbus, Ohio
$38,040
n/a
82 Florence, South Carolina
$36,910
60
83 Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$36,620
310
84 Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$36,500
40
85 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$36,420
30
86 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$36,080
n/a
87 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$35,820
n/a
88 Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$35,640
240
See also: Highest paying industries for chemical plant and system operators.