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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$72,740
75th Percentile Wage
$60,650
50th Percentile Wage
$48,090
25th Percentile Wage
$36,020
10th Percentile Wage
$28,160

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 $72,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,160. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 158% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $48,090 0.75%
2013 $47,730 1.34%
2012 $47,100 3.40%
2011 $45,550 0.89%
2010 $45,150 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for chemical equipment operators and tenders from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.51%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.34%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.40% in 2012 and a small growth of 0.89% in 2011.

Table 4. Chemical Equipment Operator and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of chemical equipment operators and tenders in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $60,070. The lowest paying sector is the mining sector (annual salary $35,320).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$60,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,760
Manufacturing
$48,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$46,500
Wholesale Trade
$42,390
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,450
Mining
$35,320

Table 5. 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 $29,730 to $71,080. The highest paying state for chemical equipment operators and tenders is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $71,080. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $29,730. 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
Wyoming
$71,080
Louisiana
$63,140
Alabama
$57,060
Texas
$56,370
Washington
$56,350
Indiana
$55,780
West Virginia
$55,060
Kentucky
$52,810
Delaware
$52,570
Oregon
$52,400
Montana
$52,310
Mississippi
$52,070
New York
$51,490
Minnesota
$51,370
Ohio
$51,340
Virginia
$48,510
Kansas
$48,370
Illinois
$48,140
New Jersey
$46,230
Michigan
$45,580
Arkansas
$45,310
North Carolina
$45,090
California
$44,040
Tennessee
$44,020
Pennsylvania
$43,380
Oklahoma
$43,240
Colorado
$43,160
Iowa
$43,010
Massachusetts
$42,330
Maryland
$42,220
Utah
$41,870
Wisconsin
$41,750
Connecticut
$41,730
South Carolina
$41,520
Missouri
$40,610
Georgia
$40,160
Arizona
$39,460
Nebraska
$39,250
Florida
$38,550
Rhode Island
$38,210
New Hampshire
$36,900
Maine
$35,380
South Dakota
$32,520
Puerto Rico
$29,730



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