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Substation Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$70,213 (USD)

Average Salary

$34/hr

Average Hourly

$1,278

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Substation Operator is $70,213 a year and $34 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Substation Operator is between $50,714 and $86,358. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

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 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Job family population: 12,110

Estimated population of Substation Operator jobs: 1,413

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$81,396
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...

Substation Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Electrical Engineer
Mar 22
CHICAGO, 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 ...
Electrical Engineer
Apr 17
Lisle, 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 ...
Electrical Engineer II, Operations Engineering
May 15
Chicago, United States
Invenergy
Manage substation and balance of plant electrical maintenance program, including NERC-required/NETA-recommended testing and inspections. * Support operating facilities with electrical procedure ...
Principal Project Manager (Voltage Optimization)
Jun 8
Oakbrook Terrace, United States
Exelon
... substation, distribution, gas, and/or information technology projects consisting of cross-functional teams involving multiple disciplines and multiple operating areas including contract resources.
Principal Project Manager (Transmission Projects)
Jun 7
Oakbrook Terrace, United States
Exelon
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION Manage complex transmission, substation projects consisting of cross-functional teams involving multiple disciplines and multiple operating areas including contract ...
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