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Total Workforce
47,602
Average Age
44.1
Estimated Job Growth
-5.6%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$89,249
Average Male Salary
$89,318
Average Female Salary
$88,315

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Electric power generation, transmission & distribution is the industry that employs the most Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, by average wage, is Electric & gas, and other combinations. Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers are paid most in Florence City PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Navajo & Apache Counties PUMA, AZ.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers in the US. The average age of male Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers in the workforce is 44.1 and of female Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers is 43.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring, Monitoring, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Installation.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers is from the Major Occupation Group Production Occupations.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers are expected to see a growth of -5.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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