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Power System Operator Salary

The average salary for a Power System Operator is $79,189 per year. A skill in NERC CIP Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.
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$59,466 - $99,666
(Median)
$59K
$79K
$100K
MEDIAN: $79,188
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50%
90%

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$18.31 - $49.21
(Median)
$18
$34
$49
MEDIAN: $34.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,466 - $99,666  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,500  
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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$57,262 - $107,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$18.31 - $49.21  
   
Overtime
$27.00 - $76.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,500  
   
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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$57,262 - $107,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Power System Operator

Power system operators are responsible for configuring and operating power systems that require specialty training. They are in charge of monitoring and moving different equipment in a plant setting, and they must follow all safety procedures to prevent on-the-job accidents. One of the operator's main functions include operating power systems according to established guidelines for operation. They are also responsible for dealing with power systems maintenance, repair, and escalating operational issues as needed. In addition, power system operators are in charge of restoring power systems after electricity failure, performing high-voltage operations, and directing protective device procedures.

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Power System Operator Tasks

  • Create schedules and determine usage and equipment loads to forecast goals.
  • Test for compliance to policies and regulations and create processes to increase compliance.
  • Analyze data to determine energy and capacity for power systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Power System Operator

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

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Experience Affects Power System Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 2%