Salary for Hydroelectric Plant Technicians

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Hydroelectric plant technicians set up, tend, operate and control activities associated with hydropower generation. They may operate turbines, valves, pumps, fans or other related equipment. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed their high school diploma or GED in order to be considered, but not always. After being hired, an employer may require up to one year of job training on-site.

A Hydroelectric Plant Technician will normally receive a pay level in a range of 40000 to 60000 depending on seniority levels. Hydroelectric Plant Technicians will normally get a wage of Fifty Thousand Two Hundred dollars each year.

Hydroelectric Plant Technicians make the highest salary in Alaska, where they can get normal pay levels of close to $72390. People in this job function are compensated at the highest average salary in Public Administration, where they get average pay levels of $63880.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.67 percent nationwide in that time.
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $63,880
Public Administration $55,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises $54,380
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $54,000
Health Care and Social Assistance $52,360
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $50,320
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing $43,540
Construction $43,960
Wholesale Trade $46,120
Manufacturing $47,120
Educational Services $50,240
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $50,280