A Control Room Operator, Power Plant earns an average wage of $30.63 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Control Room Operator, Power Plant Total Pay (?
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$39,666 - $83,449
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $63,819
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Control Room Operator, Power Plant Total Pay (?
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$19.55 - $39.34
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,666 - $83,449  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,623  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $4,913  
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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$42,161 - $88,930  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.55 - $39.34  
   
Overtime
$22.23 - $56.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,623  
   
Profit Sharing
$992 - $4,913  
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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$42,161 - $88,930  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 325
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator, Power Plant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Control Room Operator, Power Plant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$69,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 37 votes.
Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%
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