Power Plant Operator I Salary in the United States

How much does a Power Plant Operator I make in the United States? The average Power Plant Operator I salary in the United States is $58,936 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $50,349 and $71,618. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

Monitors and maintains plant equipment to ensure that power plant power delivery operations function within specification. Controls and repairs power generating facilities and systems to produce bioenergy, hydro, nuclear, solar, thermal or wind power, etc. May require an associate's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Power Plant Operator I

    0 - 1 years experience
    Associate's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Power Plant Operator II

    1 - 3 years experience
    Associate's Degree

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