Highest Paying Industries for Power Plant Operators

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Natural Gas Distribution4797760
Transportation and Warehousing46.997550
Outpatient Care Centers44.0291550
Federal Executive Branch39.2781680
Federal government, including the US Postal Service39.2781680
Construction36.7576430
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction36.7576430
Utility System Construction36.7576430
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction36.7576430
Ambulatory Health Care Services35.9274710
Waste Treatment and Disposal34.9472660
Waste Management and Remediation Services34.9172620
Water, Sewage and Other Systems34.4271580
Utilities33.8870470
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services33.8170330
All industries, private ownership only33.6870040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution33.5869840
All industries33.2869220
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing32.6167830
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills32.4167400
Federal, State, and Local Government32.3767340
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service32.3767340
Paper Manufacturing32.2767120
Management of Companies and Enterprises32.2367030
Employment Services32.0166590
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals31.9966530
Local government, including schools and hospitals31.9366410
Administrative and Support Services31.8466230
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.6565830
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service31.4265350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services30.8864230
Hospitals, Privately owned30.8164080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned30.8164080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)30.5563540
Mining30.0462480
Food Manufacturing29.9762330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals29.9362260
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.9362250
Manufacturing29.962190
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing29.8262020
Chemical Manufacturing28.0658370
Educational Services, Privately owned2858240
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned2858240
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services27.8857990
Engineering Services27.757620
State government, including schools and hospitals26.6555420
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)25.9653990
Repair and Maintenance25.9653990
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance25.9653990
Primary Metal Manufacturing25.9453950
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)24.3850720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.2550450
Educational Services, State government owned23.4448760
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned23.2448340
Sawmills and Wood Preservation23.1748180
Wood Product Manufacturing22.6147020
Hospitals, State government owned22.2746330
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned21.9245590
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)21.9245590

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