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Diesel Plant Operator Salary

$62,203 (USD)

Average Salary

$30/hr

Average Hourly

$1,132

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Diesel Plant Operator is $62,203 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Diesel Plant Operator is between $44,993 and $76,507. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Controls and maintains diesel-electric generating units to produce electric power for distribution or to supply electric power for plant equipment: starts diesel engines and synchronizes generators with other power sources.
  • Inspects equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Performs minor repairs and adjustments on equipment, using handtools.
  • Records instrument readings in log.
  • Issues switching orders to open, close, and tag electric circuits switchboard operator.
Diesel Plant Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Power Plant Operators

Job family population: 33,920

Estimated population of Diesel Plant Operator jobs: 4,827

Rate of error: 2.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$72,111
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Diesel Plant Operator Job Listings for United States

Ready Mix Plant Manager (Port Arthur Area)
Dec 1
Beaumont, United States
Martin Marietta
Accountable for the integrity of Mixer Operators and yard personnel loads and payroll hours. The ... May have exposure to dust, sand, gravel, diesel exhaust, etc. Must be able to work early mornings ...
Forklift Operator 3rd shift
Dec 5
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
AtWork Personnel Services
... use standard diesel of propane powered forklifts or telescopic forklifts primarily assigned to ... the plant operation; move palatalized bagged materials from a conveyor line to the storage yard ...
Paving Heavy Equipment Operator
Dec 4
Marietta, United States
Baldwin Paving Co., Inc.
May transport material to and from plant silos. * Gather and load material from job sites onto and ... Employee will be exposed to dust and fumes from cleaners, gasoline, diesel, exhaust..... * Employee ...
Diesel Mechanic
Nov 16
Eden, United States
Standlee Premium Western Forage
Perform service and repairs following guidelines set forth in the shop's Standard Operating ... At times might be required to work on things other trucks, including but not limited to plant ...
Multi-Craft Maintenance Technician
Dec 6
Griffin, GA, USA
MaintenanceRecruiter.com
... Boiler Operator, Facilities Manager, Facilities Supervisor, Facilities Technician, Building ... Diesel Mechanic, Plant Manager, Operations Manager, Operations Supervisor, Operations Lead, HR ...

The average pay for a Diesel Plant Operator is $62,203 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Diesel Plant Operator is between $44,993 and $76,507. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Ready Mix Plant Manager (Port Arthur Area)
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Accountable for the integrity of Mixer Operators and yard personnel loads and payroll hours. The ... May have exposure to dust, sand, gravel, diesel exhaust, etc. Must be able to work early mornings ...
Forklift Operator 3rd shift
Dec 5
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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