Operator salary in the United States

Average salary
$46,500/yr
Based on 35,025 income tax records
$19,500
$124,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$37K
 
$46K
 
$52K
 
$51K
 
$46K
$19,500
$124,500
How much do Operators make?
The average total salary for a Operator is $46,500 per year. This is based on data from 35,025 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Operator and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Operator salary can vary between $19,500 to $124,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Operator salary by location

Operator salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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ExxonMobil, Livingston County, LA
10 income tax records
$162,000/yr
$110K – $198K
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Equistar Chemicals, Harris County, TX
18 income tax records
$154,500/yr
$127K – $174K
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Valero Services, Nueces County, TX
16 income tax records
$149,500/yr
$97K – $168K
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Houston Refining, Harris County, TX
13 income tax records
$149,000/yr
$85K – $185K
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Bp Products North America, Whatcom County, WA
10 income tax records
$148,500/yr
$125K – $161K
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Chevron, Kern County, CA
11 income tax records
$141,000/yr
$113K – $162K
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Shell Oil Products Company, Harris County, TX
14 income tax records
$139,500/yr
$115K – $176K
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Motiva Enterprises, Jefferson County, TX
19 income tax records
$135,500/yr
$113K – $164K
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Marathon Petroleum, Galveston County, TX
36 income tax records
$134,500/yr
$87K – $177K
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Citgo Petroleum, Calcasieu County, LA
35 income tax records
$133,500/yr
$101K – $171K
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Phillips 66 Company, Brazoria County, TX
26 income tax records
$133,500/yr
$95K – $175K
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Lyondell Chemical Company, Harris County, TX
11 income tax records
$131,000/yr
$93K – $158K
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Pinnacle West Capital, Maricopa County, AZ
10 income tax records
$128,000/yr
$88K – $149K
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Flint Hills Resources Corpus, Nueces County, TX
14 income tax records
$124,000/yr
$102K – $144K
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Equilon Enterprises, Skagit County, WA
14 income tax records
$121,500/yr
$95K – $156K
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Sinclair Oil, Carbon County, WY
23 income tax records
$121,000/yr
$86K – $148K
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Enterprise Products Company, Chambers County, TX
13 income tax records
$120,000/yr
$99K – $147K
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Westlake Management Services, Calcasieu County, LA
29 income tax records
$117,500/yr
$90K – $175K
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Olin, Brazoria County, TX
27 income tax records
$116,000/yr
$84K – $148K
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Sasol USA, Calcasieu County, LA
20 income tax records
$114,000/yr
$93K – $153K
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Dow, Brazoria County, TX
35 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$52K – $170K
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Las Vegas Paving, Clark County, NV
10 income tax records
$106,000/yr
$87K – $141K
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J.R. Simplot, Sweetwater County, WY
18 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$82K – $120K
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DuPont, Chesterfield County, VA
12 income tax records
$96,000/yr
$82K – $119K
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Eastman Chemical Company, Gregg County, TX
21 income tax records
$94,500/yr
$79K – $120K
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Pcs Administration USA, Beaufort County, NC
13 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$52K – $109K
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Kinder Morgan, Harris County, TX
16 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$59K – $113K
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Csl Behring, Kankakee County, IL
15 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$33K – $100K
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Novelis Corp, Oswego County, NY
39 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$44K – $99K
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Am Ns Calvert, Mobile County, AL
26 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$63K – $96K
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Tate Lyle Ingredients Americas, Macon County, IL
13 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$65K – $92K
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Outokumpu Stainless, Mobile County, AL
11 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$62K – $89K
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Mosaic Fertilizer, Polk County, FL
11 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$62K – $96K
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Savannah River Nuclear Sol S, Aiken County, SC
17 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$56K – $93K
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ADM, Macon County, IL
31 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$42K – $83K
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General Mills, Rutherford County, TN
15 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$42K – $75K
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Novolex Shields, Yakima County, WA
19 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$37K – $65K
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Electrolux, Anderson County, SC
17 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$27K – $53K
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Avago Technologies US, Larimer County, CO
23 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$38K – $65K
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Gold Creek Processing, Hall County, GA
12 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$34K – $58K
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Qorvo US, Washington County, OR
10 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$38K – $65K
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Lilly, Marion County, IN
18 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$25K – $84K
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Phillipsmedisize, Dunn County, WI
14 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$26K – $43K
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Publix Super Markets, Polk County, FL
11 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$27K – $51K
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Mars, Bradley County, TN
18 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$29K – $50K
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Robert Bosch, Anderson County, SC
16 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$30K – $48K
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North American Lighting, Edgar County, IL
13 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$24K – $47K
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The Bama Companies, Tulsa County, OK
12 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$30K – $39K
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Dana Sealing Products, Henry County, TN
10 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$21K – $42K
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Berry Plastics Opco, Vanderburgh County, IN
10 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$20K – $48K

Operator demographics in United States

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62% are single
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38% are married
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44% have kids
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38% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Operators in United States

35,025 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a operator in the United States is $46,500 per year. Operator salaries in the United States can vary between $19,500 to $124,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 35,025 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as operator.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for operators in the United States: ExxonMobil ($162,000 a year), Equistar Chemicals ($154,500 a year), and Valero Services ($149,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for operators in the United States: Lake Charles Metro Area, LA ($108,500 a year), Baton Rouge Metro Area, LA ($99,000 a year), and Beaumont Metro Area, TX ($87,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.