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Substation Inspector Salary

$40,196 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Substation Inspector is $40,196 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Substation Inspector is between $30,219 and $48,457. 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

  • Inspects and tests electric current-converting and distribution equipment in attended or unattended substations to verify operating efficiency and accuracy of equipment: examines transformers, oil switches, fuses, lighting arresters, voltage regulators, and related equipment, and tests circuitry, using standard electrical testing apparatus, to verify that new equipment is correctly installed and wired.
  • Inspects automatic supervisory-controls in unattended stations to verify their performance of supervisory functions, according to specifications and cumulative station-operation records.
  • Performs acceptance and performance tests under direction of engineering personnel to evaluate performance of new and operating equipment.
  • Calculates average and peak load conditions of station from electric recording instrument data and compiles report of load conditions and test results for equipment performance evaluation and system planning purposes.
  • Repairs or replaces blown fuses and defective switches or wires.
  • Opens switches to deenergize station circuitry and distribution lines preparatory to repairs by maintenance workers or linecrews.
  • May control operation of attended station in absence of regular operator.
  • May patrol power lines electric power line examiner.
  • When inspecting unattended substations, may be designated substation inspector, automatic.
Substation Inspector Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Substation Inspector jobs: 1,247

Rate of error: 0.7%

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 most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Substation Inspector Job Listings for United States

Substation Construction Inspector
Apr 22
Sacramento, CA, USA
PIC Group, Inc. (a Marubeni Group Company)
Client needs a Sr. Construction Inspector to oversee final 10-12 months of substation construction in Sacramento, Ca. Position Duties: • Responsible for ensuring contract compliance is provided for ...
Industrial Facilities Operator
Jun 11
Ivyland, PA, USA
CE Power
Electrical knowledge in operating electrical disconnects and breakers, as well as monitoring voltage levels and performing substation inspections * Detail oriented * Ability to effectively ...
Construction Observer with detailed knowledge of T-line or substation
May 20
Burlington, CO, USA
KT Inspection Service, Inc.
Need an experienced ELECTRICAL person to perform contractor oversight and inspection functions for a new wind farm located in eastern Colorado. Prior wind farm construction experience is required.
Materials Manager - Transmission / Substation
Jun 6
San Diego, CA, USA
Agile Sourcing Partners
Coordinates with QA/QC to ensure the scheduled inspections are performed on time and NCR's when ... Requirements: * 5+ years of Transmission/Substation experience is preferred * Bachelor's degree is ...
Journeyman Substation Operator
Apr 12
Battle Creek, United States
Consumers Energy
Journeyman Substation Operator Locations Available: * Battle Creek, MI * Jackson, MI * Grand Rapids ... Performing minor repairs and assisting in inspections and repair work as directed. * Performing ...
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