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Control Room Operator, Power Plant Salary

A sizeable majority of Power Plant Control Room Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $30.54 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Power Plant Control Room Operators like their work and job satisfaction is high.
$39,568 - $87,010
(Median)
$40K
$67K
$87K
MEDIAN: $67,385
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90%

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$19.03 - $39.97
(Median)
$19
$31
$40
MEDIAN: $30
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Salary
$39,568 - $87,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,400  
Total Pay (?
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$42,983 - $89,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.03 - $39.97  
   
Overtime
$20.63 - $58.31  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,400  
   
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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$42,983 - $89,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Control Room Operator, Power Plant

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator, Power Plant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Power Plant Control Room Operators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $61K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $68K. Power Plant Control Room Operators see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $74K.

Experience Affects Control Room Operator, Power Plant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%