Average Power Plant Operator Hourly Pay

$30.26
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$18.83
MEDIAN
$30.26
90%
$43.96

The average hourly pay for a Power Plant Operator is $30.26

Hourly Rate
$19 - $44
Bonus
$817 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $6k
Total Pay
$40k - $102k
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What Do Power Plant Operators Do?

Power Plant Operator Tasks
  • Oversee, coordinate, and maintain power plant operations.
  • Maintain documentation of changes in the function of equipment, rainfall data, and general operating instructions.
  • Communicate with branch offices involved in the operation of the power plant to relate status, data, and observations.
  • Make regular inspections of the turbine, generator, boilers, or other plant equipment.
  • Coordinate the operation of plants, dams, and stream flow in order to meet contracted power requirements.
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Job Satisfaction for Power Plant Operator

3.9 out of 5
(81)
Highly Satisfied
12Reviews
Based on 81 responses, the job of Power Plant Operator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.87 out of 5. On average, Power Plant Operators are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
98.4%
Female
1.0%
Prefer to self-define
0.5%
This data is based on 193 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

89%

Dental

82%

Vision

77%

None

11%