Control Room Operator, Power Plant Salary

Male Power Plant Control Room Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $28.27 per hour in the United States. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$46,593 - $102,435
$47K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,986
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50%
90%

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$16.74 - $40.28
$17
$28
$40
MEDIAN: $28.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,593 - $102,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Total Pay (?
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$40,529 - $95,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.74 - $40.28  
   
Overtime
$23.87 - $62.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
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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$40,529 - $95,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Control Room Operator, Power Plant

A power plant control operator works in a plant which is dedicated to providing electricity to a particular area. The operator must oversee the electrical grid-lines and ensure that they are functioning properly; when they are not, the operator should work to find a switch for the lines. Sometimes, emergency situations may cause blackouts to occur, so they must be able to stay calm under pressure and follow proper emergency guidelines regarding who should be called, whether maintenance workers or law enforcement.

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Control Room Operator, Power Plant Tasks

  • Oversee surveillance, safety and alarm response throughout the facility.
  • Review and analyze maintenance and equipment logs.
  • Read and record data from instrumentation, including sounding alarms.
  • Write reports and documentation about equipment, personnel and activities.

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Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator, Power Plant

Pay by Experience for a Control Room Operator, Power Plant has a positive trend. An entry-level Control Room Operator, Power Plant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Control Room Operator, Power Plant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Control Room Operator, Power Plant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 22 salaries. A Control Room Operator, Power Plant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 29 salaries.

Key Stats for Control Room Operator, Power Plant

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Control Room Operator, Power Plant Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 2%