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Power Plant Assistant Salary

$66,820 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Power Plant Assistant is $66,820 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Power Plant Assistant is between $48,060 and $82,389. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Power Plant Assistant. 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

  • Compiles gauge readings and performs other tasks as directed by switchboard operator in electric-generating plant: records gauge and meter readings on switchboard and panelboards at specified intervals.
  • Opens and closes switches to regulate generation and flow of electric power.
  • Cleans and oils mechanical and electrical equipment and reports malfunctions, such as meter fluctuations, abnormal sounds, and overheating.
  • May assist in performing tests to diagnose and locate cause of equipment malfunction.
  • May work in substation that distributes and generates electric power and be designated substation operator helper, generation.
Power Plant Assistant Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Job family population: 12,110

Estimated population of Power Plant Assistant jobs: 1,754

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Jun 5
Irwindale, United States
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