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Plant operator salary in United States

How much does a Plant Operator make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $22.00
Low $15.02
High $32.21
$7,500per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a plant operator is $22.00 per hour in the United States and $7,500 overtime per year.4.3k salaries reported, updated at September 27, 2023

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Top companies for Plant Operators in United States

  1. AES Drilling Fluids
    77 reviews25 salaries reported
    $31.21per hour
  2. $29.85per hour
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Highest paying cities for Plant Operators near United States

  1. Dallas, TX
    $26.75 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Tonawanda, NY
    $25.45 per hour
    21 salaries reported
  3. Crane, TX
    $25.04 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  1. Portland, OR
    $24.97 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  2. Tempe, AZ
    $24.49 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  3. Longmont, CO
    $24.27 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $23.03 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  2. Salt Lake City, UT
    $21.68 per hour
    16 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $20.45 per hour
    30 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Plant Operators

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 1,774 ratings

62% of Plant Operators in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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