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Substation Operator Salary
in Alexandria, Virginia

$72,704 (USD)

Average Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly

$1,323

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Substation Operator is $72,704 a year and $35 an hour in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Substation Operator is between $52,514 and $89,422. 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 Alexandria, Virginia.

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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 Alexandria, Virginia, 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:
$84,284
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Cost of Living Score:

Description: Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 139,966, and in 2016, the population was estimated to be 160,530. Located along the western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of downtown Washington, D.C. Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as Central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been influenced by its proximity to the U.S. capital. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract...

Substation Operator Job Listings for Alexandria, Virginia

Sr Project Engineer(Substation/Protection and Control)
May 9
Novi, United States
Leidos
... operating schemes functioning with distributed intelligence • Control and protection schemes ... Substation grounding analysis and design • Cabling and wiring and associated conduit systems • ...
Utilities Engineer
May 8
Arlington, VA, USA
RISK MITIGATION CONSULTING, INC
Familiar with substation general concepts including protective relaying, AC & DC control, relay ... Determine operating efficiency of electrical and other utility systems. * Conduct field surveys and ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Substation Operator is $72,704 a year and $35 an hour in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Substation Operator is between $52,514 and $89,422. 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 Alexandria, Virginia.

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Substation Operator Job Listings for Alexandria, Virginia

Sr Project Engineer(Substation/Protection and Control)
May 9
Novi, United States
Leidos
... operating schemes functioning with distributed intelligence • Control and protection schemes ... Substation grounding analysis and design • Cabling and wiring and associated conduit systems • ...
Utilities Engineer
May 8
Arlington, VA, USA
RISK MITIGATION CONSULTING, INC
Familiar with substation general concepts including protective relaying, AC & DC control, relay ... Determine operating efficiency of electrical and other utility systems. * Conduct field surveys and ...
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