A Power System Operator earns an average salary of $80,613 per year.
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$54,791 - $107,006
(Median)
$55K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,613
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90%

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$20.17 - $48.21
(Median)
$20
$32
$48
MEDIAN: $31.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,791 - $107,006  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,333  
Total Pay (?
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$50,812 - $109,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$20.17 - $48.21  
   
Overtime
$29.35 - $76.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,333  
   
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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$50,812 - $109,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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 15%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Power System Operator Salaries


National Average
$79,000

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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