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Industrial Chemicals Workers


In May 2015, median annual earnings for chemical equipment operators and tenders were $47,220, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries ranged from less than $27,390 to $76,150 or more. Chemical plant and system operators earned median annual salaries of $59,320, while mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders averaged $34,600. Industrial production managers in basic chemical manufacturing earned median annual pay of $115,360. Salaries ranged from $56,640 to $162,240 or higher depending on job duties and the number of workers that they supervised.

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