Chemical Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,990
25th Percentile Wage
$58,580
50th Percentile Wage
$71,720
75th Percentile Wage
$81,450
90th Percentile Wage
$96,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical plant and system operators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,990.

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
$71,720
3.50% 3.42%
2016
$69,210
-1.37% -
2015
$70,160
3.53% -
2014
$67,680
-0.92% -
2013
$68,300
-1.42% -
2012
$69,270
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in state of Texas ranges from $58,020 to $91,580. The highest paying area for chemical plant and system operators in Texas is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $91,580. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Corpus Christi (mean annual salary $71,820). The lowest paying area is Midland with a median annual salary of $58,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$91,580
Corpus Christi
$71,820
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$70,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$69,910
Victoria
$69,030
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$64,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$64,020
Fort Worth-Arlington
$62,860
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$61,960
Midland
$58,020




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