How much does a Power Plant Operator I make in the United States? The average Power Plant Operator I salary in the United States is $69,180 as of May 01, 2023, but the range typically falls between $57,942 and $85,083. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Power Plant Operator I

Power Plant Operator I 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 degree. Being a Power Plant Operator I typically reports to a supervisor. The Power Plant Operator I possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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