Control Room Operator, Power Plant Salary

Male Power Plant Control Room Operators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $27.72 per hour in the United States. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$35,745 - $102,199
$36K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,949
10%
50%
90%

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$17.14 - $42.29
$17
$28
$42
MEDIAN: $28.01
10%
50%
90%

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$0$102K
Salary $35,745 - $102,199
Bonus $0.00 - $12,164
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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$37,950 - $100,245
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $17.14 - $42.29
Overtime $25.32 - $64.56
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $0.00 - $12,164
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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$37,950 - $100,245
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

Job Description for Control Room Operator, Power Plant

A power plant control operator works in a plant which is dedicated to providing electricity to a particular area. The operator must oversee the electrical grid-lines and ensure that they are functioning properly; when they are not, the operator should work to find a switch for the lines. Sometimes, emergency situations may cause blackouts to occur, so they must be able to stay calm under pressure and follow proper emergency guidelines regarding who should be called, whether maintenance workers or law enforcement.

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Control Room Operator, Power Plant Tasks

  • Oversee surveillance, safety and alarm response throughout the facility.
  • Review and analyze maintenance and equipment logs.
  • Read and record data from instrumentation, including sounding alarms.
  • Write reports and documentation about equipment, personnel and activities.

Control Room Operator, Power Plant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Control Room Operator, Power Plant

Pay by Experience for a Control Room Operator, Power Plant has a positive trend. An entry-level Control Room Operator, Power Plant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Control Room Operator, Power Plant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Control Room Operator, Power Plant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 22 salaries. A Control Room Operator, Power Plant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 29 salaries.

Key Stats for Control Room Operator, Power Plant

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Control Room Operator, Power Plant Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 2%