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Operator Power Plant Salary

$79,172 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

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The average pay for an Operator Power Plant is $79,172 a year and $38 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Operator Power Plant is between $56,219 and $97,940. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates boilers, turbines, generators, and auxiliary equipment at generating plant to produce electricity.
  • Monitors control board and regulates equipment, according to procedures and information obtained from recording and indicating instruments.
Operator Power Plant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Power Plant Operators

Job family population: 34,170

Estimated population of Operator Power Plant jobs: 3,377

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Operator Power Plant Job Listings for United States

Power Plant Operator
May 14
Yuba City, CA, USA
Wadham Energy LP
Enpower Management Corp. is accepting applications for POWER PLANT OPERATOR for its' Wadham Energy facility - a renewable energy electrical power plant located in Williams, CA. Our company offers a ...
Power Plant Operator
Mar 7
Ponca City, OK, USA
Continental Carbon
Oklahoma Boiler Operators License or experience working on steam or propulsion systems on ships * 3 Years' experience as a Co-generation Power Plant Operator * Ability to work in a team oriented ...
Generator Mechanic (Power Plant)
May 12
Tacoma, WA, USA
DynCorp International
Make periodic inspections to see that all equipment and controls are operating properly and are in ... Clean floors, windows, tools and power plant equipment. * Assist in training lower level power ...
Power Plant Operator - HVAC
May 16
Palmdale, CA, USA
Contract Professionals, Inc.
... power for buildings and industrial processes. Inspects equipment and performs preventive ... Other typical job titles include Stationary Engineer and Operating Engineer. Knowledge Considerable ...
Lead Merchant Plant Operator - Pawtucket
May 17
Syracuse, NY, USA
NAES Corporation
The person holding this position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all power plant equipment. The Lead Merchant Plant Operator directs merchant plant operators; controls ...
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