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Plant Operator Salary
in Washington, United States

$58,129 (USD)

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Last updated: February 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Plant Operator is $58,129 a year and $28 an hour in Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Plant Operator is between $42,401 and $71,200. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Plant Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Washington, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates concrete, asphalt, or sand and gravel plant to batch, crush, or segregate materials used in construction.
  • Moves controls on panelboard or control board to heat, dry, and mix ingredients, such as asphalt, sand, stone, and naphtha, to produce asphalt paving materials; to weigh and mix aggregate, cement, and water to produce concrete; or to control feeding, crushing, and sifting machinery in sand and gravel plant.
  • Observes gauges, dials, and operation of machinery to ensure conformance to processing specifications.
  • May repair machinery, using handtools, power tools, and welding equipment.
  • May be designated according to type of plant operated as asphalt-plant operator; concrete-batch-plant operator; sand-and-gravel-plant operator; or according to machine function as crusher operator.
Plant Operator Job Prevalence in Washington, United States

Job family: Chemical Plant and System Operators

Job family population: 30,290

Estimated population of Plant Operator jobs: 2,251

Rate of error: 4.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Plant Operator Job Listings for Washington, United States

Manufacturing Plant Operator - Take Off
Dec 7
Seattle, WA, USA
CertainTeed, under the Saint-Gobain parent umbrella, is currently looking for a positive and energetic Take Off Operator to help move finished drywall stacks from one area of the plant to another on ...
Plant Manager
Jan 20
Kent, WA, USA
Operates the Plant Safely and Reliably • Meets or exceeds company safety standards. • Implements and maintains the Life Critical training system. • Owns Key Operating Documents. Maintains ...
Production Supervisor
Feb 14
Kent, WA, USA
Schedule compliance in meeting orders being processed throughout the plant. * Define, measure, monitor, and share process performance metrics with individual operators and identify trends and ...
Plant Manager
Dec 27
Geeneral Biodiesel
The Plant Manager is a Process Engineer responsible for management of daily operations of the ... Document standard Operating Procedures * Document Exception Operating procedures (e.g. emergency ...
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Feb 1
Bellevue, United States
Uber Driver Partners
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