An Auxiliary Equipment Operator earns an average wage of $26.33 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$22,148 - $89,297
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$22K
$50K
$89K
MEDIAN: $50,295
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$17.87 - $39.27
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$22,148 - $89,297  
   
Bonus
$5,092  
Total Pay (?
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$37,264 - $89,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.87 - $39.27  
   
Overtime
$39.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,092  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,264 - $89,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Description for Auxiliary Equipment Operator

An auxiliary equipment operator’s work will consist of controlling and maintaining a large array of equipment. The auxiliary equipment operator’s goal is to generate electrical power. The equipment being used can include generators, boilers, compressors, pumps, fans, turbines, and reactors. The work itself is going to be primarily physical. That is not to say this job does not include mental work since the skills necessary require much knowledge of how the equipment works, how to maintain it, and how to repair it. An auxiliary equipment manager is mostly going to work within power plants.

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Auxiliary Equipment Operator Tasks

  • Adhere to all safety and environmental protection protocols and procedures.
  • Operate valves, rotating equipment, fly ash, lubricating systems, and more.
  • Monitor and operate power plant equipment.

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Experience Affects Auxiliary Equipment Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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