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 can receive an average pay level of between $58,450 and $129,010 based on tenure level. can expect an average pay level of ninety-three thousand two hundred and sixty dollars per annum.

have the highest pay levels in Washington, where they can get average pay scales of near $120,360. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn job pay of $105,650.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 60.33 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

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

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$105,650
Public Administration
$94,220
Utilities
$93,200
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$92,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,320
Construction
$86,630

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$58,610
Manufacturing
$65,800
Educational Services
$73,950
Construction
$86,630
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,320
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$92,400