National Salary Info » Highest Paying Cities for Chemical Plant and System Operators

Highest Paying Cities for Chemical Plant and System Operators

The top 100 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 $91,580, Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas is the highest paying city for chemical plant and system operators. It is followed by Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California (average annual salary $87,360). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of chemical plant and system operators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Chemical Plant and System Operators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$91,580
580
2 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$87,360
110
3 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$82,090
280
4 Lima, Ohio
$78,430
160
5 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$74,600
270
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$74,040
110
7 Corpus Christi, Texas
$71,820
220
8 Charleston, West Virginia
$71,650
80
9 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$70,960
80
10 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$70,640
150
11 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$70,560
1,320
12 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$70,520
2,910
13 Mobile, Alabama
$70,450
590
14 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$70,370
n/a
15 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$69,910
n/a
16 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$69,590
2,450
17 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$69,590
60
18 Decatur, Alabama
$69,280
120
19 Victoria, Texas
$69,030
630
20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$68,750
90
21 Wilmington, New Jersey
$68,480
80
22 Gary, Indiana
$68,260
180
23 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$68,000
90
24 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$67,890
90
25 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$67,780
210
26 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$67,520
80
27 Kansas City, Missouri
$67,470
n/a
28 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$67,170
n/a
29 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$66,510
150
30 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$65,450
100
31 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$65,360
930
32 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$64,920
40
33 Richmond, Virginia
$64,760
370
34 St Louis, Missouri
$64,710
540
35 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$64,200
360
36 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$64,190
70
37 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$64,050
30
38 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$64,020
n/a
39 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$63,890
250
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$63,470
210
41 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$63,350
70
42 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$63,230
270
43 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$62,860
n/a
44 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$62,810
150
45 Cleveland, Tennessee
$62,770
230
46 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$62,560
520
47 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$62,120
130
48 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$61,960
90
49 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$61,850
90
50 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$60,980
570
51 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$60,760
500
52 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$60,590
60
53 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$59,760
70
54 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$59,400
110
55 West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$59,000
60
56 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$58,880
350
57 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$58,670
100
58 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$58,460
210
59 Midland, Texas
$58,020
40
60 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$57,790
n/a
61 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$57,790
660
62 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$57,660
150
63 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$56,940
330
64 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$56,780
150
65 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$56,700
670
66 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$56,570
80
67 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$56,500
130
68 Janesville, Wisconsin
$56,200
60
69 Columbus, Ohio
$56,020
n/a
70 Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$55,860
30
71 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$55,850
170
72 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$55,820
110
73 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$55,780
110
74 Dayton, Ohio
$55,780
70
75 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$55,760
390
76 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$55,480
70
77 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$55,140
90
78 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$55,130
60
79 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$54,990
n/a
80 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$54,720
30
81 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$54,650
130
82 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$54,520
90
83 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$54,330
80
84 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$54,020
720
85 Columbia, South Carolina
$54,010
290
86 Camden, New Jersey
$53,960
50
87 Salt Lake City, Utah
$53,420
40
88 Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$53,340
80
89 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$53,260
n/a
90 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$53,120
280
91 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$52,880
40
92 Springfield, Massachusetts
$52,750
30
93 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$52,710
310
94 Akron, Ohio
$52,110
80
95 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$51,890
80
96 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$51,750
420
97 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$50,630
490
98 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$50,620
150
99 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$50,570
80
100 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$50,330
230
See also: 💰 Highest paying industries for chemical plant and system operators.