Power Plant Operator III Salary in the United States

How much does a Power Plant Operator III make in the United States? The average Power Plant Operator III salary in the United States is $81,620 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $73,806 and $92,013. 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

Power Plant Operator III 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. Being a Power Plant Operator III typically reports to a supervisor. The Power Plant Operator III has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. Works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. To be a Power Plant Operator III typically requires 3-5 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Power Plant Operator II

    1 - 3 years experience
    Associate's Degree

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    3 - 5 years experience
    Associate's Degree

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    Power Plant Operator IV

    5 - 7 years experience
    Associate's Degree

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