Hydroelectric Plant Technicians

4.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
25%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-15.5%
by 2031
WAGES
$80,850
or $38.87 hourly
VOLUME
28,960
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 25% (No worries)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
Assisting and Caring for Others
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Hydroelectric Plant Technicians' job openings is expected to decline by -15.5% by 2031
'Hydroelectric Plant Technicians' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Hydroelectric Plant Technicians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Hydroelectric Plant Technicians' was $80,850, or $38.87 hourly
'Hydroelectric Plant Technicians' are paid 76.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as hydroelectric plant technicians?

As of 2021 there were 28,960 people employed as Hydroelectric Plant Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Hydroelectric Plant Technicians.

Job description

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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