Total Employment

33,620

Hourly Wage (avg)

$38.16

Annual Wage (avg)

$79,370

Description

Control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators.

Snapshot

SOC Code 51-8013 - Power Plant Operators is a a final level code of the “Production Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 33,620 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $38.16 and average Annual Wage of $79,370.

Occupation Examples

  • Hydroelectric Plant Operator
  • Power Plant Control Room Operator
  • Powerhouse Operator
  • Turbine Room Attendant

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