The average pay for an Engineer, Power Distribution is $65,887 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$50,356 - $96,262
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$50K
$66K
$96K
MEDIAN: $65,886
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$20.79 - $40.58
(Median)
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$33
$41
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,356 - $96,262  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,922  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$50,250 - $101,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.79 - $40.58  
   
Overtime
$46.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $9,922  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$50,250 - $101,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Engineer, Power Distribution

Engineers of power distribution are typically employed as part of a public utility that supplies electric power or on teams with public service commissions which work with utilities and providers. Power distribution engineers are responsible for devising power maps and grids which help to safely deliver electricity to the buildings and homes of customers. Companies which have a number of large factories or manufacturing plants may also employ dedicated power distribution engineers to help maintain maximum efficiency and safety for their own internal power networks.

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Engineer, Power Distribution Tasks

  • Develop methods of integrating renewable power technology.
  • Ensure safe operation of power grids, pumps, generators, motors, boilers, turbines, and heat exchangers etc.
  • Conceive, direct, implement, and evaluate efficiency of power systems.
  • Work with manufacturing engineering on release and documentation of new hardware, test equipment, and assembly fixtures.

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Experience Affects Engineer, Power Distribution Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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