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Chemical Equipment Operator and Tender Salary Information

The salary statistics of chemical equipment operators and tenders are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of chemical equipment operators and tenders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The chemical equipment operators and tenders annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Chemical Equipment Operator and Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,860
25th Percentile Wage
$35,530
50th Percentile Wage
$47,800
75th Percentile Wage
$63,200
90th Percentile Wage
$78,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical equipment operators and tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) chemical equipment operators and tenders is $78,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,860. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 181% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,800
0.04% 1.46%
2016
$47,780
1.17% -
2015
$47,220
-1.84% -
2014
$48,090
0.75% -
2013
$47,730
1.32% -
2012
$47,100
- -

Table 2. Chemical Equipment Operator and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of chemical equipment operators and tenders in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for chemical equipment operators and tenders occupations is the construction sector with an annual salary $73,040. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $32,510).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$73,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$61,040
Transportation and Warehousing
$60,070
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,180
Manufacturing
$48,050
Mining
$45,350
Wholesale Trade
$40,240
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,510

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders by States

From the above tables we note that not only chemical equipment operators and tenders salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of chemical equipment operators and tenders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $34,000 to $67,920. The highest paying state for chemical equipment operators and tenders is Texas with a median annual salary of $67,920. The lowest paying state is Arizona with a median annual salary of $34,000. For more salary information of chemical equipment operators and tenders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Texas
$67,920
West Virginia
$67,330
Louisiana
$66,410
Wyoming
$62,580
Delaware
$60,700
Alabama
$57,390
Tennessee
$56,630
Nevada
$54,070
Montana
$52,310
Massachusetts
$52,050
Kentucky
$51,880
Indiana
$48,620
Oregon
$48,090
Maryland
$47,680
North Carolina
$47,370
Mississippi
$47,340
Michigan
$46,840
California
$46,530
Arkansas
$46,100
Idaho
$45,480
New Jersey
$45,270
Connecticut
$45,260
Pennsylvania
$45,190
Oklahoma
$44,350
Ohio
$44,300
South Carolina
$44,180
New Hampshire
$43,770
Washington
$42,620
Maine
$42,490
Florida
$42,270
Wisconsin
$42,230
New York
$41,720
Illinois
$41,680
Nebraska
$39,600
Minnesota
$39,590
Georgia
$39,230
Utah
$38,680
Missouri
$38,550
Colorado
$37,750
Virginia
$36,720
New Mexico
$36,690
South Dakota
$36,460
Rhode Island
$36,390
Iowa
$35,780
Kansas
$35,780
Puerto Rico
$34,010
Arizona
$34,000



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