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Digester Operator Salary
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$36,774 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$1,684

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 26, 2020

The average pay for a Digester Operator is $36,774 a year and $18 an hour in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Digester Operator is between $27,833 and $44,145. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates battery of stationary or rotary steam digesters to cook wood chips with soda ash or acid to make pulp for use in manufacture of paper and insulation board: signals digester-operator helper to charge digesters with specified amounts of chips and chemicals.
  • Turns valves or moves panel controls to admit steam into digesters, to raise temperature and pressure within specified limits, and to start rotary digesters.
  • Monitors temperature, flow, and pressure gauges and charts to ensure that chips are cooked according to specifications.
  • Tests samples of digester liquid by titration or standard color chart to determine completion of cooking process.
  • Opens valves of stationary digester to blow cooked pulp into pit, or pulls lever to tip rotary digester and dump contents.
  • Compiles production records.
  • May be designated according to process as cooker, soda; cooker, sulfate; cooker, sulfite.
Digester Operator Job Prevalence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Job family: Dishwashers

Job family population: 504,770

Estimated population of Digester Operator jobs: 1,131

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$42,631
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Description: Pittsburgh ( PITS-burg) is a city in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. A population of about 302,407 (2018) residents live within the city limits, making it the 66th-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,324,743 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 27th-largest in the U.S. Pittsburgh is located in the southwest of the state, at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Digester Operator is $36,774 a year and $18 an hour in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Digester Operator is between $27,833 and $44,145. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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