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Chief Operating Engineer Salary
in Nebraska, United States

$128,621 (USD)

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Last updated: February 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Chief Operating Engineer is $128,621 a year and $62 an hour in Nebraska, United States. The average salary range for a Chief Operating Engineer is between $88,846 and $160,290. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Chief Operating Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Nebraska, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Directs and coordinates operation of major generating plant of electric power system: directs and coordinates periodic plant inspections to evaluate condition of equipment.
  • Prepares work orders for major maintenance or repairs.
  • Reviews daily operating reports and other records to ensure specified operating characteristics in control of steam and electric power generating equipment.
  • Confers with personnel, such as switchboard operator to diagnose equipment malfunctions during emergencies and directs activities to restore normal operation or to shutdown malfunctioning unit.
  • Notifies load dispatcher of shutdown or major changes in power output of unit preparatory to transfer of load to other units.
  • Cooperates with superintendent, tests and safety inspector in routine and special tests and plant inspections to improve operations and maintain safe working conditions.
  • May prepare operating budget.
  • May perform personnel activities of department, such as recruitment, hiring, and training.
Chief Operating Engineer Job Prevalence in Nebraska, United States

Job family: Managers, All Other

Job family population: 430,120

Estimated population of Chief Operating Engineer jobs: 1,342

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Skills data not available for this job

Chief Operating Engineer Job Listings for Nebraska, United States

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