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Mud Plant Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,622 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Mud Plant Operator is $34,622 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Mud Plant Operator is between $26,557 and $41,209. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Mud Plant 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

  • Tends machine that mixes mud for use in drilling oil and gas wells: weighs sand, clay, and other dry materials on scale and dumps materials into hopper of mixing machine.
  • Turns water valve and opens hopper gate to admit specified quantity of water and dry mix into mixing chamber of machine.
  • Tests mud sample for viscosity, using viscometer.
  • Starts pumps that force mud to drilling wells.
  • Lubricates, adjusts, and repairs machinery, using handtools and grease gun.
  • Replaces defective parts of mud pumps and hoisting equipment, using handtools and following repair orders.
Mud Plant Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 129,490

Estimated population of Mud Plant Operator jobs: 293

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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