Power Plant Operators

3.7/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $40.69 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 80% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Power Plant Operators' job openings is expected to decline by -13.6% by 2030
'Power Plant Operators' 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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Power Plant Operators' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Power Plant Operators' was $84,650, or $40.69 hourly
'Power Plant Operators' are paid 101.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 32,960 people employed as Power Plant Operators.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators.

SOC Code: 51-8013.00

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Jonny Z. says
Are Power Plant Operators the same as 3rd class power engineers? which is kind of the same thing. I'm 18 years old and not working yet, but I'm in rolled in a Power engineering course. Is there still a high chance that this trade is going to be taken by robots also?
Nov 23, 2020 at 08:52 PM

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