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Substation Operator Salary

$65,675 (USD)

Average Salary

$32/hr

Average Hourly

$1,195

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for a Substation Operator is $65,675 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Substation Operator is between $47,437 and $80,777. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Substation Operator. 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:
  • Operates and controls equipment, such as current converters, voltage transformers, and circuit breakers, that regulate flow of electricity through substation of electric power system and over distribution lines to consumers.
  • Records readings of switchboard instruments to compile data concerning quantities of electric power used for substation operation and amounts distributed from station.
  • Talks with load dispatcher and reports amount of electricity received into substation, and to receive switching instructions.
Substation Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Job family population: 11,620

Estimated population of Substation Operator jobs: 1,356

Rate of error: 3.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$76,136
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Substation Operator Job Listings for United States

Substation Engineer (Transmission)
Nov 2
Stl Metro St. Louis, United States
Ameren
About The Position The Substation Design Engineer is responsible for engineering design, project ... construction, operating and related engineering groups associated with projects. * Provide ...
Substation Field Service Technician/Transformer Maintenance Tech
Sep 12
Palm Harbor, FL, USA
Southern Switch & Contacts
Electrical substation field service technician responsible for the installation, troubleshooting ... Experience operating heavy equipment( Telehandler, Manlift, ect.) * Rigging training and experience
System Tech 3, 4 or 5 (Pecos, TX) - 6086574
Sep 25
Tnp Pecos, United States
PNM Resources
Central / West Texas T&D Substation PREFERENCES NOTICE: This position is eligible for a temporary ... Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance ...
System Tech 3, 4 or 5 (Pecos, TX)
Sep 25
Pecos, United States
PNM Resources
Central / West Texas T&D Substation PREFERENCES NOTICE: This position is eligible for a temporary ... Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance ...
Protection and Control Engineer
Oct 2
Portland, United States
Leidos
Design work may range from Substation physical layouts to Protection and Control schemes at 12.5kV ... operating schemes functioning with distributed intelligence Control and protection schemes ...

The average pay for a Substation Operator is $65,675 a year and $32 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Substation Operator is between $47,437 and $80,777. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Substation Operator. 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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