Power Plant Operators

Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers control the systems that generate and distribute electric power.

$77,180

Median US Salary

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Power Plant Operators

Currently employed

34,170

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

-1%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

Declining

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Power Plant Operators

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

California $96,130

North Carolina $89,030

Washington $88,630

North Dakota $87,780

Hawaii $86,160

Nevada $85,540

Montana $85,440

Maryland $84,880

New York $84,330

Tennessee $84,100

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Maxxing your 401k as Power Plant Operators

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

24.6%

Per paycheck

$730.24

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $2,968.46
Pre Tax Retirement $730.24
Before Taxes $2,238.22
Taxes $671.47
Take Home $1,566.75

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