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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 $31.09 per hour. Most Power Plant Control Room Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage.

$42,513 - $86,869
(Median)
$43K
$68K
$87K
MEDIAN: $68,232
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$19.00 - $40.02
(Median)
$19
$31
$40
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$42,513 - $86,869  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,877  
Total Pay (?
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$42,937 - $89,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $40.02  
   
Overtime
$20.65 - $59.41  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,877  
   
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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$42,937 - $89,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $58K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $77K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $75K.

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Experience Affects Control Room Operator, Power Plant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%
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