Chemical Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,080
25th Percentile Wage
$32,070
50th Percentile Wage
$47,310
75th Percentile Wage
$65,420
90th Percentile Wage
$78,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical plant and system operators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,080.

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
$47,310
-16.28% -26.48%
2016
$55,010
-6.13% -
2015
$58,380
5.34% -
2014
$55,260
-8.22% -
2013
$59,800
-0.07% -
2012
$59,840
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical plant and system operators in state of Virginia ranges from $41,400 to $64,760. The highest paying area for chemical plant and system operators in Virginia is Richmond with a median annual salary of $64,760. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $64,050). The lowest paying area is Lynchburg with a median annual salary of $41,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Richmond
$64,760
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$64,050
Lynchburg
$41,400




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