Plant Operator Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 1,834 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: January 17, 2019
Average salary
$18.13 per hour
  • Most Reported
$7.25
$39.35
Salary Distribution

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

The average salary for a Plant Operator is $18.13 per hour in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 1,834 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Plant Operator employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Plant Operator is 2-4 years.
Plant Operator salaries by company in the United States
CompanyAverage salary
$41.40 per hour
$34.32 per hour
$30.45 per hour
$30.03 per hour
$26.47 per hour
$22.43 per hour
$22.04 per hour
$30.20 per hour
$23.33 per hour
$23.04 per hour
Plant Operator salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$10.21 per hour
$14.33 per hour
$19.77 per hour
$17.15 per hour
$53,673 per year

Plant Operator job openings

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Hawkins, Inc.
Rosemount, MN
Power System Dispatcher (Trainer)
US Department of Energy
Loveland, CO
Plant Operator-In-Training (Water Operat...
City of Richland, WA
Richland, WA
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