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Dispatcher Electric Power Salary
in Portland, Oregon

$71,007 (USD)

Average Salary

$34/hr

Average Hourly

$1,399

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 21, 2019

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The average pay for a Dispatcher Electric Power is $71,007 a year and $34 an hour in Portland, Oregon, United States. The average salary range for a Dispatcher Electric Power is between $50,927 and $87,552. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Portland, Oregon.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Coordinates activities of personnel engaged in operating generating stations, substations, and lines of electric power system or electrified railway system to ensure adequate production and distribution of electricity to meet power demands: in smaller system, calculates load estimates according to corrected weather and consumer-demand records and notifies switchboard operator at generating stations of electric power required to meet fluctuating demands; or in larger systems receives load schedule for various generating stations from power-plant operator.
  • Monitors control board showing operating condition of lines and equipment throughout system and makes adjustments or directs workers to make adjustments as conditions warrant.
  • Directs substation operator and other workers to deenergize malfunctioning circuits or adjusts switches to ensure safety of maintenance crew and avoid interruptions of service during repairs.
  • Notifies maintenance crew of location and deenergization of troubled sector, and verifies that workers are clear of repaired equipment before directing energization of circuit.
  • Contacts other utilities by telephone to arrange exchange of power according to existing contracts or in emergency and coordinates tie-in with other systems.
  • Compiles operational records.
  • May operate console of computer which is programmed to automatically perform load-control functions.
  • May calculate discharge rate of water in reservoirs utilizing reports of rain, river flow, and water level in reservoirs, and directs setting of watergates at hydroelect.
Dispatcher Electric Power Job Prevalence in Portland, Oregon, United States

Job family: Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Job family population: 12,110

Estimated population of Dispatcher Electric Power jobs: 1,109

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$82,317
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Portland, Oregon

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Description: Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. As of 2018, Portland had an estimated population of 653,115, making it the 25th most populated city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest (after Seattle). Approximately 2.4 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks...

Dispatcher Electric Power Job Listings for Portland, Oregon

Field Service Technician
Jun 11
Portland, OR, USA
Broadband Telecom Power, Inc
Handle inbound telephone calls from Dispatch and related field technicians to activate new site ... Power, Inc.) is a US Company based in Santa Ana CA. and is a leader in the North American electric ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dispatcher Electric Power is $71,007 a year and $34 an hour in Portland, Oregon, United States. The average salary range for a Dispatcher Electric Power is between $50,927 and $87,552. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Portland, Oregon.

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Portland, OR, USA
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Handle inbound telephone calls from Dispatch and related field technicians to activate new site ... Power, Inc.) is a US Company based in Santa Ana CA. and is a leader in the North American electric ...
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