Chemical Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical plant and system operators in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical plant and system operators amongst Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemical Plant and System Operators in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$75,700
75th Percentile Wage
$64,470
50th Percentile Wage
$55,070
25th Percentile Wage
$45,550
10th Percentile Wage
$35,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical plant and system operators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$36.39
75th Percentile Wage
$30.99
50th Percentile Wage
$26.48
25th Percentile Wage
$21.90
10th Percentile Wage
$17.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemical plant and system operators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.39. The median hourly salary is $26.48. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.21.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $55,070 -1.92%
2013 $56,150 4.06%
2012 $53,960 -2.72%
2011 $55,470 3.35%
2010 $53,670 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for chemical plant and system operators in state of Illinois from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 2.61%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 4.06%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 3.35% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-2.72%).

Table 4. Average Chemical Plant and System Operator Wage in Illinois vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Chemical Plant and System Operators in Illinois Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in state of Illinois ranges from $52,130 to $55,530. The highest paying area for chemical plant and system operators in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $55,530. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $55,140). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$55,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$55,140
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$52,130

Chemical Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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