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Utilities Salary Survey

The Utilities Salary Survey reports compensation data for 250 benchmark jobs related to generation, transmission, treatment and distribution of electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and the collection, treatment and disposal of waste materials.

The Utilities Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 18 executive and 232 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Engineering Director
  • Administrative Engineering Manager
  • Administrative Engineering Supervisor
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Investigator
  • Irrigation Worker
  • Janitor
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Laboratory Technician Utilities
  • Laborer
  • Landman
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Line Erector
  • Line Repairer Utilities
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Analyst
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Engineering Director
  • Administrative Engineering Manager
  • Administrative Engineering Supervisor
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Billing Analyst
  • Billing Clerk
  • Boiler Operator
  • Branch Office Manager
  • Building Maintenance Worker
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Cable Puller
  • Cable Splicer
  • Cable Tester
  • Cable Wirer
  • Calibrator
  • Call Center Representative (Complex Calls)
  • Call Center Representative (General Calls)
  • Cashier
  • Chemical-Radiation Technician
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Legal Executive
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Collections Specialist
  • Communications Director
  • Communications Engineer
  • Communications Manager
  • Communications Specialist
  • Communications Vice President
  • Compliance Officer
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Compressed Gas Plant Worker
  • Computer Maintenance Technician
  • Computer Network Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Construction Coordinator
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Inspector
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Contract Administrator
  • Contract Specialist
  • Controller
  • Controller Assistant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Customer Complaint Clerk
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Customer Service Representative (Specialized Calls)
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Data Integration Analyst
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Dispatcher
  • Documentation Engineer
  • Drafter Utilities
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • EDP Audit Director
  • Electric Meter Installer
  • Electric Meter Repair Helper
  • Electric Meter Repairer
  • Electric Meter Tester
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Power Repairer
  • Electrical Repairer
  • Electrician Journeyman
  • Electrolysis Engineer
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Employee Communications Supervisor
  • Engineering Administration Clerk
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Supervisor
  • Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering Supervisor
  • Environmental Technician
  • Executive Assistant
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Field Service Technician
  • Financial Analyst
  • Foreman Assistant
  • Forklift Operator
  • Garbage Truck Driver
  • Gas Compressor Operator
  • Gas Inspector
  • Gas Plant Operator
  • Gate Guard
  • Geographic Information System Specialist
  • GIS Technician
  • Hazardous Materials Removal Worker
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Help Desk Representative
  • HRIS Top Executive
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Hydro Pneumatic Tester
  • Hydroelectric Station Operator
  • Hydrographer
  • Hydrologist
  • Instrument Technician
  • Integrated Disability Manager
  • Internal Publications Director
  • Investigator
  • Irrigation Worker
  • Janitor
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Laboratory Technician Utilities
  • Laborer
  • Landman
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Line Erector
  • Line Repairer Utilities
  • Line Supervisor
  • Line Walker
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Maintenance Worker General
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Meter Reader
  • Meter Repairer
  • Network Engineer
  • Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Nuclear Equipment Test Engineer
  • Nuclear Fuels Reclamation Engineer
  • Nuclear Fuels Research Engineer
  • Nuclear Waste Process Operator
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Operator Nuclear Reactor
  • Order Clerk
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Payroll Vice President
  • Personnel Administrative Assistant
  • Personnel Scheduler
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipefitter Helper
  • Plant Engineer
  • Plant Manager (Experience)
  • Plumber
  • Plumber Supervisor
  • Power Distribution Engineer
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Power Shovel Operator
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Power Transmission Engineer
  • Powerhouse Mechanic
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager (Experience)
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Pump Installer
  • Pump Repairer
  • Pump Station Operator
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Radiation-Protection Engineer
  • Rate Analyst
  • Reactor Operator Test & Research
  • Receptionist
  • Regulatory Administrator
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Right-of-Way Agent
  • Safety Engineer
  • Safety Manager
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • SAP Analyst
  • Scrap Handler
  • Secretary
  • Security Guard
  • Security Officer
  • Senior Human Resources Generalist
  • Server Administrator
  • Server Manager
  • Service Order Clerk
  • Sewage Facilities Supervisor
  • Solar Energy System Installer
  • Solar Energy Systems Designer
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Storage Administrator
  • Street Light Servicer
  • Substation Operator
  • Substation Wireman
  • Superintendent Maintenance
  • Supply Clerk
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Sustainable Design Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Analyst Lead
  • Systems Project Manager
  • Tariff Publishing Agent
  • Top Administrative Officer
  • Top Business Development Executive
  • Top IT Officer
  • Tractor Operator
  • Transportation Manager
  • Tree Trimmer
  • Truck Mechanic
  • Utilities Sales Representative
  • Utilities Superintendent
  • Utility Clerk Locator
  • Utility Complaints Investigator
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Waste Management Engineer
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
  • Water Maintenance Worker
  • Water Superintendent
  • Water Supervisor
  • Water Tender
  • Water Treatment Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Manager
  • Web Designer
  • Welder
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Wind Generating Installer
  • ADVANCED DISPOSAL SERVICES INC
  • ALABAMA POWER CO
  • ALLETE INC
  • ALLIANT ENERGY CORP
  • AMEREN CORP
  • AMEREN ILLINOIS CO
  • AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER CO INC
  • AMERICAN STATES WATER CO
  • AMERICAN WATER WORKS CO INC
  • ANTERO MIDSTREAM GP LP
  • MURPHY USA INC
  • MYCELX TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • NEW JERSEY RESOURCES CORP
  • NEXTERA ENERGY INC
  • NISOURCE INC
  • NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT
  • NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS CO
  • NORTHWESTERN CORP
  • NRG ENERGY INC
  • NRG YIELD INC
  • ADVANCED DISPOSAL SERVICES INC
  • ALABAMA POWER CO
  • ALLETE INC
  • ALLIANT ENERGY CORP
  • AMEREN CORP
  • AMEREN ILLINOIS CO
  • AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER CO INC
  • AMERICAN STATES WATER CO
  • AMERICAN WATER WORKS CO INC
  • ANTERO MIDSTREAM GP LP
  • AQUA AMERICA INC
  • ARTESIAN RESOURCES CORP
  • ATLANTIC POWER CORP
  • ATMOS ENERGY CORP
  • AVANGRID INC
  • AVISTA CORP
  • BLACK HILLS CORP
  • BUCKEYE CABLESYSTEM
  • CALGON CARBON CORP
  • CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP
  • CALPINE CORP
  • CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS INC
  • CDTI ADVANCED MATERIALS INC
  • CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC
  • CHENIERE ENERGY INC
  • CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP
  • CHEVRON CORP
  • CLEAN ENERGY FUELS CORP
  • CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • CLEAN HARBORS INC
  • CMS ENERGY CORP
  • CONNECTICUT WATER SERVICE INC
  • CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC
  • CONSUMERS ENERGY CO
  • CUMMINS INC
  • DCP MIDSTREAM LP
  • DELTA NATURAL GAS CO INC
  • DOMINION ENERGY INC
  • DTE ENERGY CO
  • DUKE ENERGY CORP
  • DYNEGY INC
  • EDISON INTERNATIONAL
  • EL PASO ELECTRIC CO
  • ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY LP
  • ENTERGY ARKANSAS INC
  • ENTERGY CORP
  • ENTERGY MISSISSIPPI INC
  • ENTERGY NEW ORLEANS INC
  • ETRION CORP
  • EVERSOURCE ENERGY
  • EXELON CORP
  • EXXON MOBIL CORP
  • FIRSTENERGY CORP
  • FUELCELL ENERGY INC
  • GAS NATURAL INC
  • GENIE ENERGY LTD
  • GEORGIA POWER CO
  • GLOBAL WATER RESOURCES INC
  • GLYECO INC
  • GREAT PLAINS ENERGY INC
  • GULF POWER CO
  • HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CO INC
  • HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES INC
  • HERITAGE-CRYSTAL CLEAN INC
  • HOOSIER ENERGY
  • IDACORP INC
  • INDUSTRIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA INC
  • INTERSTATE POWER AND LIGHT CO
  • JACKSON ENERGY COOPERATIVE
  • KINDER MORGAN INC
  • LCEC
  • MAGNEGAS CORP
  • MAMMOTH ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • MERIDIAN WASTE SOLUTIONS INC
  • MGE ENERGY INC
  • MIDDLESEX WATER CO
  • MIDWEST ELECTRIC, INC.
  • MISSISSIPPI POWER CO
  • MURPHY USA INC
  • MYCELX TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • NEW JERSEY RESOURCES CORP
  • NEXTERA ENERGY INC
  • NISOURCE INC
  • NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT
  • NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS CO
  • NORTHWESTERN CORP
  • NRG ENERGY INC
  • NRG YIELD INC
  • NSTAR ELECTRIC CO
  • NUVERRA ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS INC
  • OGE ENERGY CORP
  • OHIO GAS COMPANY
  • ONE GAS INC
  • ONEOK INC
  • ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • OTTER TAIL CORP
  • PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO
  • PACIFICORP
  • PATTERN ENERGY GROUP INC
  • PEOPLES NATURAL GAS
  • PERMA-FIX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES INC
  • PG&E CORP
  • PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL CORP
  • PNM RESOURCES INC
  • PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
  • PPL CORP
  • PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO
  • PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INC
  • QEP RESOURCES INC
  • REPUBLIC SERVICES INC
  • RGC RESOURCES INC
  • SCANA CORP
  • SELECT ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • SEMPRA ENERGY
  • SEYCHELLE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP
  • SHO-ME POWER ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • SJW GROUP
  • SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES INC
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON CO
  • SOUTHERN CO
  • SPARK ENERGY INC
  • SPIRE INC
  • STANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORP
  • STERICYCLE INC
  • STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY RESOURCES INC
  • SUNRUN INC
  • SUNVALLEY SOLAR INC
  • TARGA RESOURCES CORP
  • TC PIPELINES LP
  • TECOGEN INC
  • TERRAFORM GLOBAL INC
  • TERRAFORM POWER INC
  • THE AES CORP
  • THE CONNECTICUT LIGHT & POWER CO
  • THE YORK WATER CO
  • UGE INTERNATIONAL LTD
  • UGI CORP
  • UNION ELECTRIC CO
  • UNITIL CORP
  • US ECOLOGY INC
  • US GEOTHERMAL INC
  • VECTREN CORP
  • VERTEX ENERGY INC
  • VISTRA ENERGY CORP
  • VIVINT SOLAR INC
  • WASHINGTON GAS LIGHT CO
  • WASTE CONNECTIONS INC
  • WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • WASTE MANAGEMENT INC
  • WEC ENERGY GROUP INC
  • WESTAR ENERGY INC
  • WESTERN FARMERS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
  • WILLIAMS COMPANIES INC
  • WISCONSIN ELECTRIC POWER CO
  • XCEL ENERGY
  • XCEL ENERGY INC

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