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Power System Operator Salary (United States)

Most Power System Operators in the United States are men. Tutors earn an average of $79K per year. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the vast majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Power System Operators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Power System Operator Salary (?
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$58,336 - $99,381
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $78,670
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Power System Operator Salary (?
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$19.73 - $48.39
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,336 - $99,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,698  
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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$57,433 - $107,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $48.39  
   
Overtime
$27.57 - $78.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,698  
   
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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$57,433 - $107,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Power System Operator

  • 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.
Power System Operators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $72K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $80K. Power System Operators bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $96K. A little over a half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in six.
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Experience Affects Power System Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$82,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 2%