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Power Plant Operators
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or $38.87 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (47)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (46)
Assisting and Caring for Others (40)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Power Plant Operators' job openings is expected to decline by -15.5% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Power Plant Operators' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Power Plant Operators' was $80,850, or $38.87 hourly
'Power Plant Operators' 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 power plant operators?
As of 2021 there were 28,960 people employed as Power Plant Operators 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 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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