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. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$35,745 - $102,199|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $12,080|
|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).)
|$38,164 - $100,050|
|Hourly Rate||$17.23 - $42.05|
|Overtime||$25.32 - $64.56|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $12,080|
|Total Pay (||$38,164 - $100,050|
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.Read More...
These control room operators often work indoors, but may also venture outside to monitor the workings of the power plant. Some periodic maintenance and troubleshooting may be necessary for the machinery and equipment involved, and another common task involves operating the "flue gas cleaning scrubber," along with the bag-house, to ensure the plant's efficient operation.
Minimum physical requirements may be necessary, as some climbing, stooping, crawling, and bending may be needed to reach areas that are hard to access. The ability to lift heavy items may also be required, and it is important to be able to keep neat and comprehensible records regarding the operations of the plant, as well. The work of this job can be monotonous, so focus and dedication are extremely important. An associate’s degree in a relevant field may be required by some employers, and this job is carried out in shifts at all hours of the day and night due to the nature of the industry. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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.
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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.
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