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Turbine Operator Salary

$61,700 (USD)

Average Salary

$30/hr

Average Hourly

$1,117

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 11, 2019

The average pay for a Turbine Operator is $61,700 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Turbine Operator is between $44,691 and $75,825. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Turbine 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:
  • Controls steam-driven turbogenerators in electric or nuclear power generating station: starts or signals auxiliary-equipment operator to start turbines and boiler auxiliary units.
  • Adjusts throttle and vacuum-breaker valve to engage governor that regulates speed of turbines and notifies switchboard operator that turbine-driven generators can be synchronized with auxiliary units.
  • Monitors panelboard to control operations of turbines to detect equipment malfunctions.
  • Stops turbines when malfunctions occur, following operating instructions.
  • Records instrument readings at specified intervals.
  • May perform minor maintenance or equipment, using handtools.
  • When controlling operation by remote control, may be designated central-control-room operator.
Turbine Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Power Plant Operators

Job family population: 33,920

Estimated population of Turbine Operator jobs: 3,884

Rate of error: 2.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$71,528
5 Year Change:
16 %
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The average pay for a Turbine Operator is $61,700 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Turbine Operator is between $44,691 and $75,825. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Turbine 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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