(800) 627 3697 info.eri@erieri.com
Are you working in compensation or HR? See our salary, cost-of-living, and executive pay applications in action. Try our free salary assessor demo.

Utilities Switchboard Operator Salary
in Dallas, Texas

$75,049 (USD)

Average Salary

$36/hr

Average Hourly

$1,546

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Utilities Switchboard Operator is $75,049 a year and $36 an hour in Dallas, Texas, United States. The average salary range for an Utilities Switchboard Operator is between $53,597 and $92,688. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Dallas, Texas.

Average Salary Chart

Customize:

Get a free Salary Report tailored to your job title, experience and location

 
arrow_downward
Scroll for Salary Potential, Education and Skills
arrow_downward
Are you an HR Professional?
Try our salary assessor and find out how much you should be paying

Job Summary

Description:
  • Controls central switchboard in electric generating plant to distribute power output among generators according to generator capacity and power demands, and to regulate flow and distribution of power from generators to transmission power lines: determines number of generators required to meet power demands according to load estimates received from load dispatcher.
  • Notifies turbine operator to start additional generators when switchboard gauges indicate power demands are approaching capacity of operating generators.
  • Observes synchroscope, voltmeters, and frequency indicators, and operates switchboard controls to synchronize speed of incoming generator with operating units, and to adjust generator output voltage and frequency to match output of operating generators.
  • Closes switch to connect incoming generator to bus bar at instant when synchroscope indicates generator is in phase with outgoing power lines.
  • Operates switchboard controls to disconnect generators from bus bar as power demand decreases or when equipment malfunctions.
  • Constantly observes switchboard meters and gauges to verify operating status of equipment.
  • Compiles records of switching and generating operations.
  • May operate switches to control distribution of power over feeder circuits between generating station and substations feeder-switchboard operator.
  • May control automatic steam-generating boiler from switchboard during normal operations and direct other workers who shut down and repair equipment boiler operator.
  • May start, shut down, and monitor o.
Utilities Switchboard Operator Job Prevalence in Dallas, Texas, United States

Job family: Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Job family population: 12,110

Estimated population of Utilities Switchboard Operator jobs: 1,365

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$87,002
5 Year Change:
16 %

Average Salary Chart

Customize:

Get a free Salary Report tailored to your job title, experience and location

 

Are you an Employer?

Free Salary Assessor Product Demo

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Dallas, Texas

Dallas Cost of Living Score:

Description: Dallas () is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Dallas County, with portions extending into Collin, Denton, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. With an estimated 2018 population of 1,345,047, it is the ninth most-populous city in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. Located in North Texas, the city of Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States and the largest inland metropolitan area in the U.S. that lacks any navigable link to the sea. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in...

Utilities Switchboard Operator Job Listings for Dallas, Texas

No listings found

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Utilities Switchboard Operator is $75,049 a year and $36 an hour in Dallas, Texas, United States. The average salary range for an Utilities Switchboard Operator is between $53,597 and $92,688. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Dallas, Texas.

Are you an Employer?

Free Salary Assessor Product Demo

Salaries By Location

Utilities Switchboard Operator

Salaries By Location

Utilities Switchboard Operator
Visit our white paper page

Download white papers like our popular quarterly national compensation forecast report.

Similar Job Titles

Utilities Switchboard Operator

Similar Job Titles

Utilities Switchboard Operator
Explore our most popular jobs
View our most popular salary searches and other resources

Utilities Switchboard Operator Job Listings for Dallas, Texas

No listings found
Explore our most popular jobs
View our most popular salary searches and other resources