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Industrial Chemicals Workers


In May 2018, median annual earnings for chemical equipment operators and tenders were $48,770, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries ranged from less than $29,050 to $77,660 or more. Chemical plant and system operators earned median annual salaries of $62,060, while mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders averaged $37,210. Industrial production managers in basic chemical manufacturing earned median annual pay of $119,740. Salaries ranged from $63,470 to $172,150 or higher depending on job duties and the number of workers that they supervised.

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