Salary for Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Also known as:  Power System Dispatcher, Steam and Power Panel Operator, Steam Plant Control Room Operator, Substation Operator

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Power distributors and dispatchers coordinate, distribute and regulate steam and/or electricity. Their work environment can be stressful and dangerous, as they are sometimes asked to deal with hazardous materials. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed vocational school in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to two years of job training on-site.

A Power Distributor or Dispatcher will usually earn an average pay level of between 48000 to 72000 depending on seniority. Power Distributors and Dispatchers get an average salary of Sixty Eight Thousand Three Hundred dollars per year.

Power Distributors and Dispatchers receive the highest salary in Nevada, which has average job salaries of approximating $93380. People in this job function can expect the most salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they get normal pay levels of $78420.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.02 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Power Distributors and Dispatchers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
$78,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$77,380
Public Administration
$74,340
Utilities
$67,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,120
Manufacturing
$56,950

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$49,240
Manufacturing
$56,950
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$63,120
Utilities
$67,780
Public Administration
$74,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$77,380