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Chemical Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$54,210 (USD)

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Average Hourly


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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Chemical Operator is $54,210 a year and $26 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Chemical Operator is between $39,762 and $66,289. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Chemical Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Operates and tends equipment units or semiautomatic system that processes chemical substances into industrial or consumer products, such as detergents, emulsifiers, salts, bleaching agents, acids, and synthetic resins.
  • Dumps specified amounts of solid materials into heating vessels or blending tanks; and turns valves to feed liquid and gaseous materials through equipment units, or moves controls in specified sequence on control panel to start automatic feed.
Chemical Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 77,870

Estimated population of Chemical Operator jobs: 3,429

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Chemical Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Process Technician
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Three Point Solutions Inc
This position will work as Process Technicians and will be responsible for simultaneously operating multiple batch chemical reactors, a bulk powder pneumatic conveying system, vacuum systems ...
Process Technician
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Hunter International Recruiting
Chemical Operator experience work with chemical reactors, required. * Familiarity with computers and process control systems, required. * Ability to climb stairs and ladders multiple times per shift.
Chemical Process Supervisor/Engineer
May 13
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Operates wastewater treatment facility. (Class K operator's license required)Plating experience is requiredProcesses parts through chemical processes to meet production schedule. Coordinates with ...
2nd Shift Chemical Operator/Blender
May 9
Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA
Tempsnow Employment & Placement Services
Chemical Operator Responsibilities: * Storing, retrieving, mixing, and monitoring chemicals used in the production process. * Recording information, such as ingredients, weights, and temperature, and ...
Utility II Operator
Jun 12
Chicago, IL, USA
The operator will also assist with production duties based on work volume. In order to be considered for this position, a person must be able to competently perform at least three production position ...
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