Chemical Plant and System Operator Salary Information in South Carolina

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,220
25th Percentile Wage
$42,860
50th Percentile Wage
$49,450
75th Percentile Wage
$60,450
90th Percentile Wage
$72,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical plant and system operators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,220.

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
$49,450
1.01% 12.56%
2016
$48,950
9.72% -
2015
$44,190
3.80% -
2014
$42,510
3.43% -
2013
$41,050
-5.33% -
2012
$43,240
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in state of South Carolina ranges from $35,640 to $67,780. The highest paying area for chemical plant and system operators in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $67,780. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley (mean annual salary $54,650). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$67,780
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$54,650
Columbia
$54,010
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$50,330
Spartanburg
$46,300
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$44,540
Florence
$36,910
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$36,390
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$35,640




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