Chemical Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical plant and system operators in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical plant and system operators amongst Missouri 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,050
25th Percentile Wage
$57,280
50th Percentile Wage
$69,720
75th Percentile Wage
$80,100
90th Percentile Wage
$92,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical plant and system operators in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chemical plant and system operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,720
10.60% 29.45%
2016
$62,330
6.40% -
2015
$58,340
11.81% -
2014
$51,450
9.06% -
2013
$46,790
-5.13% -
2012
$49,190
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemical Plant and System Operators in Missouri Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in state of Missouri ranges from $36,940 to $67,470. The highest paying area for chemical plant and system operators in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $67,470. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is St Louis (mean annual salary $64,710). The lowest paying area is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$67,470
St Louis
$64,710
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$43,130
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$36,940




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