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Power Dispatcher Salary

$69,187 (USD)

Average Salary

$33/hr

Average Hourly

$1,363

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Power Dispatcher is $69,187 a year and $33 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Power Dispatcher is between $49,621 and $85,307. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Power Dispatcher. 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:
  • 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.
Power Dispatcher Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Job family population: 11,620

Estimated population of Power Dispatcher jobs: 1,064

Rate of error: 3.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$80,206
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Power Dispatcher Job Listings for United States

Dispatcher-Aerial Lifts & Forklifts
Nov 26
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.
Dispatcher - Aerial Lifts & Forklifts Milwaukee, WI Position Summary Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental ... power generation, plants & processing, facility maintenance, and more. We're ALL you need ® The ...
Dispatcher for Exterior Maintenance Company
Nov 21
Wheeling, IL, USA
TSI-The Service Innovators
The Dispatcher position provides year round work focusing on contract administration and business ... Power Washing, Irrigation and Asphalt Striping just to name a few. We want to be "a one stop shop ...
Aftermarket Operations Manager
Nov 14
La Vergne, TN, USA
Nixon Power Services
Accountable for customer management from dispatch to payment * Analyzes office operations ... Clean driving record required Overview Founded in 1914, Nixon Power Systems is the Southeast ...
Service Coordinator
Nov 4
Lawrenceville, GA, USA
Nixon Power Services
The Service Coordinator position is responsible to schedule, assign, and dispatch our service team ... Overview Founded in 1914, Nixon Power Systems is the Southeast's largest full-service organization ...
Traveling Electronics Service Technician
Nov 22
Sacramento, CA, USA
BTC Power, Inc
Handle inbound telephone calls from Dispatch and related field technicians to activate new site ... EEO Statement Broadband Telecom Power provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and ...

The average pay for a Power Dispatcher is $69,187 a year and $33 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Power Dispatcher is between $49,621 and $85,307. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Power Dispatcher. 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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Dispatcher-Aerial Lifts & Forklifts
Nov 26
Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Dispatcher - Aerial Lifts & Forklifts Milwaukee, WI Position Summary Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental ... power generation, plants & processing, facility maintenance, and more. We're ALL you need ® The ...
Dispatcher for Exterior Maintenance Company
Nov 21
Wheeling, IL, USA
TSI-The Service Innovators
The Dispatcher position provides year round work focusing on contract administration and business ... Power Washing, Irrigation and Asphalt Striping just to name a few. We want to be "a one stop shop ...
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