Chemical Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical plant and system operators in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical plant and system operators amongst Montana cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by BLS in May 2012 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$88,500
75th Percentile Wage
$75,710
50th Percentile Wage
$62,780
25th Percentile Wage
$47,560
10th Percentile Wage
$38,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical plant and system operators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$42.55
75th Percentile Wage
$36.40
50th Percentile Wage
$30.18
25th Percentile Wage
$22.87
10th Percentile Wage
$18.45

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemical plant and system operators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.55. The median hourly salary is $30.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.45.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2012 $37,960 1.74%
2011 $37,310 3.44%
2010 $36,070 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for chemical plant and system operators in state of Montana from 2010 to 2012. We note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 1.74% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 3.44% in 2011.

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