Chemical Equipment Operators
Wages & Outlook
Wages vary by employer and area of the country. The operator's level of responsibility also affects wages.
Chemical equipment operators who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance.
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In Minnesota, about 416 chemical equipment operators work in this very small occupation.
- Chemical manufacturing companies
- Drug manufacturing companies
- Plastic manufacturing companies
Several factors will contribute to the decline in jobs for chemical equipment operators. First, competition from manufacturers in other countries is growing stronger. Second, some companies will move their operations to other countries to reduce costs. Third, American farmers are using fewer agricultural chemicals. However, this reduced demand will be partially offset by demand for these chemicals by farmers in other countries.
Despite the decline in the number of jobs, openings will occur as current operators retire or leave this occupation for other reasons.
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