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Power Plant Operators

in Massachusetts

Control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators. Excludes "Nuclear Power Reactor Operators" (51-8011).

Occupation Projection for Power Plant Operators

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
518013  Power Plant Operators 845 878 33 3.91 % 21 53 77 High school diploma or equivalent 

Power Plant Operators Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Utilities    530  63 % 560  64 % 30  5 % $82,160
Utilities    530  63 % 560  64 % 30  5 % $82,160
Educational Services    120  15 % 130  15 % 10  6 % $71,200
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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