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Diesel Plant Operator Salary
in Colorado, United States

$61,543 (USD)

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Last updated: March 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Diesel Plant Operator is $61,543 a year and $30 an hour in Colorado, United States. The average salary range for a Diesel Plant Operator is between $44,515 and $75,694. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Colorado, United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Colorado, United States

Job family: Power Plant Operators

Job family population: 34,170

Estimated population of Diesel Plant Operator jobs: 4,862

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Diesel Plant Operator Job Listings for Colorado, United States

Diesel Mechanic-Denver
Mar 1
Denver, CO, USA
YRC Freight
Maintain an inventory of fluids, parts, and equipment, and perform some physical plant maintenance ... Company Description With more than 28,000 employees, YRC Freight is the largest operating unit of ...
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