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Substation Operator Salary
in Portland, Oregon

$68,743 (USD)

Average Salary

$33/hr

Average Hourly

$1,251

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Substation Operator is $68,743 a year and $33 an hour in Portland, Oregon, United States. The average salary range for a Substation Operator is between $49,653 and $84,550. 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 Portland, Oregon.

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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 Portland, Oregon, 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:
$79,692
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Portland, Oregon

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Description: Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. As of 2018, Portland had an estimated population of 653,115, making it the 25th most populated city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest (after Seattle). Approximately 2.4 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks...

Substation Operator Job Listings for Portland, Oregon

# 9139- Electrical Engineering ( High Voltage )
Jul 12
Dallas, OR, USA
ieSolutions
... operating correctly. * Provide training in various subject areas related to High Voltage Direct Current Engineering, Protection and Control, and Substation Maintenance to Celilo SPC crew through a ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Substation Operator is $68,743 a year and $33 an hour in Portland, Oregon, United States. The average salary range for a Substation Operator is between $49,653 and $84,550. 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 Portland, Oregon.

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# 9139- Electrical Engineering ( High Voltage )
Jul 12
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... operating correctly. * Provide training in various subject areas related to High Voltage Direct Current Engineering, Protection and Control, and Substation Maintenance to Celilo SPC crew through a ...
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