Power System Operator Salary (United States)

Very much a male dominated career in the United States, Power System Operators earn an average of $81,557 annually. The range in pay spans from $57,433 to $107,431 per year. In this profession, the vast majority individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Power System Operator Salary (?
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$58,336 - $99,381
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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 (?
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$57,433 - $107,431  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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.
In most cases, Power System Operators can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $77K to $80K. Salary comes to $100K after 10 to 20 years. Power System Operators who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 23 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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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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%
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