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Digester Operator Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$43,901 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$2,011

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 26, 2020

The average pay for a Digester Operator is $43,901 a year and $21 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Digester Operator is between $34,091 and $52,700. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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 Seattle, Washington, 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:
$50,893
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Digester Operator is $43,901 a year and $21 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Digester Operator is between $34,091 and $52,700. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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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