Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Power Plant Operators (51-8013)

Control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators. Excludes Nuclear Power Reactor Operators (51-8011).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 472 473 0.21 10 34 44
United States 34900 33200 0.0 700 2500 3000
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 39.37 23.12 31.39 40.70 48.02 53.59
Alaska 35.92 16.87 23.09 37.47 47.77 54.65
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 43.20 26.15 36.10 44.45 51.41 59.44
Balance of State 30.82 15.37 18.35 27.46 43.93 51.59

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.