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Power Dispatcher Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$73,834 (USD)

Average Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly

$1,455

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Power Dispatcher is $73,834 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Power Dispatcher is between $52,954 and $91,036. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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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.
Power Dispatcher Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Job family population: 12,110

Estimated population of Power Dispatcher jobs: 1,109

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$85,593
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Power Dispatcher Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Administrative Assistant (Clerk)
May 21
Chicago, IL, USA
ABM
Title: Vehicle Services Dispatcher Department: Vehicle Services Summary: As a Vehicle Services ... Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point. A minimum of 2 ...
Regional Owner-Operator Container Work | $5,000 Lease-on Incentive | Home Multiple Times per Week
Apr 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Schneider
... dispatch Owner-Operator Qualifications Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Minimum 6 ... Leverage the buying power of a large, stable company and you'll lower your business costs and ...
Regional Owner-Operator Container Work | $5,000 Lease-on Incentive | Home Multiple Times per Week
Apr 14
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Schneider
... dispatch Owner-Operator Qualifications Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Minimum 6 ... Leverage the buying power of a large, stable company and you'll lower your business costs and ...
Regional Owner-Operator Container Work | $5,000 Lease-on Incentive | Home Multiple Times per Week
Apr 14
Elwood, IL, USA
Schneider
... dispatch Owner-Operator Qualifications Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Minimum 6 ... Leverage the buying power of a large, stable company and you'll lower your business costs and ...
Shuttle Truck Operator
May 17
North Chicago, IL, USA
Abbott Laboratories
At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of ... Pick order, pack, receive, and dispatch outgoing goods according to written or verbal requests or ...
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