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Power Plant Operators

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $47.41
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Power Plant Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$31.45 $40.44 $50.19
Minnesota
$38.77 $47.41 $50.51
Central Minnesota
$38.70 $50.51 $50.51
Northeast Minnesota
$38.73 $39.42 $49.05
Northwest Minnesota
$47.19 $47.43 $47.43
Southeast Minnesota
$38.73 $48.82 $49.78
Southwest Minnesota
$38.40 $47.23 $51.64
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$38.41 $50.51 $52.60

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 700 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Power Plant Operators most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 578 new Power Plant Operators to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Power Plant Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
U S 33,600 29,000 -4,600 -13.6%
Minnesota 860 707 -153 -17.8%
Central Minnesota 79 65 -14 -17.7%
Southeast Minnesota 113 111 -2 -1.8%
Southwest Minnesota 127 114 -13 -10.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 237 190 -47 -19.8%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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