Power Plant Operators
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High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.
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Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 74% chance of automation.
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What is the likelihood that Power Plant Operators will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?
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Sentiment over time (yearly)
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'.
Control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators.
SOC Code: 51-8013.00
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