Chemical Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,930
25th Percentile Wage
$28,240
50th Percentile Wage
$47,010
75th Percentile Wage
$69,960
90th Percentile Wage
$79,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical plant and system operators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,930.

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
$47,010
-2.15% -17.08%
2016
$48,020
-4.81% -
2015
$50,330
3.10% -
2014
$48,770
-4.39% -
2013
$50,910
-8.11% -
2012
$55,040
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in state of Tennessee ranges from $39,950 to $64,920. The highest paying area for chemical plant and system operators in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $64,920. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Cleveland (mean annual salary $62,770). The lowest paying area is Memphis with a median annual salary of $39,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$64,920
Cleveland
$62,770
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$56,940
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$53,340
Memphis
$39,950




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