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Turbogenerator Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$65,837 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

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The average pay for a Turbogenerator Operator is $65,837 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Turbogenerator Operator is between $47,688 and $80,909. 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

  • 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.
Turbogenerator Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Power Plant Operators

Job family population: 34,170

Estimated population of Turbogenerator Operator jobs: 3,912

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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...

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