Auxiliary Equipment Operator Salary

An Auxiliary Equipment Operator earns an average wage of $27.66 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. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$22,468 - $80,708
(Median)
$22K
$52K
$81K
MEDIAN: $51,730
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50%
90%

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$15.97 - $36.13
(Median)
$16
$28
$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$22,468 - $80,708  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
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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$36,436 - $83,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.97 - $36.13  
   
Overtime
$22.51 - $54.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,007  
   
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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$36,436 - $83,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 5%