Power System Operator Salary

An average Power System Operator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $84K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The vast majority (87 percent) of Power System Operators who answered the questionnaire are male. The majority of Power System Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$55,440 - $112,043
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MEDIAN: $83,943
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$20.05 - $48.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,440 - $112,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,067  
Total Pay (?
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$52,199 - $113,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$20.05 - $48.53  
   
Overtime
$21.77 - $76.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,067  
   
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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$52,199 - $113,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Power System Operator

Pay by Experience for a Power System Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Power System Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Power System Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Power System Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 40 salaries. A Power System Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 26 salaries.

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Key Stats for Power System Operator

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Power System Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Power System Operator Salaries


National Average
$83,000

Systems Computer/Console Operations
▼9%

SCADA
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 4%
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