Refinery Operator I Salary in the United States

How much does a Refinery Operator I make in the United States? The average Refinery Operator I salary in the United States is $56,489 as of September 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $51,662 and $60,891. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Skills Associated with Refinery Operator I: Tools/sensors, Machine Operation

Salary estimation for Refinery Operator I at companies like : BONANZA CREEK ENERGY INC, KINDER MORGAN INC, KOSMOS ENERGY LTD

Job Description

Refinery Operator I controls equipment systems that process natural gas or petroleum into specified products. Responsibilities include monitoring pressure and flow and reading gauges and adjusting valves as needed. Being a Refinery Operator I requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. May have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty in the field. Additionally, Refinery Operator I typically reports to a supervisor/manager. To be a Refinery Operator I typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. May be entry level if some experience in the skill. Gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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