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Substation Operator Salary
in Arlington, Virginia

$72,644 (USD)

Average Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly

$1,322

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 14, 2019

The average pay for a Substation Operator is $72,644 a year and $35 an hour in Arlington, Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Substation Operator is between $52,471 and $89,348. 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 Arlington, Virginia.

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 Arlington, Virginia, 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:
$84,215
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Substation Operator Job Listings for Arlington, Virginia

Substation Engineer
Oct 18
Framingham, 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 • ...
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 ...
Industrial Controls Maintenance Technician
Nov 20
Washington, DC, USA
Electrical Talent, LLC
The work includes industrial control automation, substation PLC, power meters, calibrations, motor ... operator interface. Inspect and test operation of instruments and systems, equipment, and ...

The average pay for a Substation Operator is $72,644 a year and $35 an hour in Arlington, Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Substation Operator is between $52,471 and $89,348. 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 Arlington, Virginia.

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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