Chemical Plant Operator II Salary in the United States

How much does a Chemical Plant Operator II make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Chemical Plant Operator II in the United States is $26 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $22 and $31. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Controls equipment and systems that process chemical substances and materials into products. Operates equipment and monitors the production process to ensure efficient and safe output. Follows standard operating procedures and performs in process quality checks to identify and resolve issues during processing. Troubleshoots problems with equipment, respond to system notifications and makes required adjustments as needed. Enters required production data and information into logs. May unload or move materials. Follows all procedures for safe material handling and required safety gear. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or team leader. Works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)

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    Chemical Plant Operator I

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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    Chemical Plant Operator II

    1 - 3 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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    Chemical Plant Operator III

    2 - 5 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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