Chemical Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Maine

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical plant and system operators in the state of Maine are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical plant and system operators among Maine 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 Maine

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$76,780
75th Percentile Wage
$67,190
50th Percentile Wage
$56,810
25th Percentile Wage
$49,140
10th Percentile Wage
$40,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical plant and system operators in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,830.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$36.90
75th Percentile Wage
$32.29
50th Percentile Wage
$27.31
25th Percentile Wage
$23.62
10th Percentile Wage
$19.63

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemical plant and system operators in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.90. The median hourly salary is $27.31. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.63.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $56,810 3.35%
2013 $54,970 2.58%
2012 $53,590 2.80%
2011 $52,130 8.11%
2010 $48,220 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for chemical plant and system operators in state of Maine from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 17.81%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.58%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 2.80% in the year 2012 and a sizable increase of 8.11% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Power Plant Operators
$82,220
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$45,230
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$46,140
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$56,810
Other Plant and System Operators
$36,620

Chemical Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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