Control Room Operator, Power Plant Salary

Men make up the majority of Power Plant Control Room Operators in the United States, bringing in about $30.79 per hour. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$42,215 - $87,038
(Median)
$42K
$68K
$87K
MEDIAN: $67,580
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90%

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$18.89 - $40.03
(Median)
$19
$31
$40
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$42,215 - $87,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,808  
Total Pay (?
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$42,645 - $89,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$18.89 - $40.03  
   
Overtime
$18.95 - $59.08  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,808  
   
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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$42,645 - $89,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $58K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $69K. Power Plant Control Room Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $76K. For some reason, Power Plant Control Room Operators with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $74K.

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Experience Affects Control Room Operator, Power Plant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%