Hydroelectric Plant Technicians
Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Power Plant Operators.
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Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.
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The number of 'Power Plant Operators' job openings is expected to decline 15.5% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Power Plant Operators' was $93,060, or $44 per hour
'Power Plant Operators' were paid 101.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 31,590 people employed as 'Power Plant Operators' within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Power Plant Operators'.
Monitor and control activities associated with hydropower generation. Operate plant equipment, such as turbines, pumps, valves, gates, fans, electric control boards, and battery banks. Monitor equipment operation and performance and make necessary adjustments to ensure optimal performance. Perform equipment maintenance and repair as necessary.
SOC Code: 51-8013.04
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