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Power Plant Operators in New York

Want to work in New York as a Power Plant Operator? Read this first!

3.5% Jobs Projection
$90,690 Median Salary
180 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Power Plant Operators in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Power Plant Operators in New York is growing slower than average.

  • Power Plant Operators in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Power Plant Operators Work in New York?

There were approximately 1,850 workers employed as Power Plant Operators in this state in 2018.

There were 1,820 Power Plant Operators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 500 Power Plant Operators working in it, which means New York has more Power Plant Operators than average.


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Power Plant Operators in this state are growing at a rate of 3.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 1.1%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 180 annual job openings, and 2,060 total jobs in 2026 for Power Plant Operators in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,200 annual jobs and 36,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Power Plant Operators Make in New York?

In 2018 wages for Power Plant Operators ranged from $47,110 to $124,170 with $90,690 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.65 to $59.7. The median hourly rate was $43.6.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $40.54 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.06.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York Metros for Power Plant Operators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Power Plant Operators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,510 $90,780
Syracuse, NY 170 $96,440
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 120 $92,180
Rochester, NY 70 $82,480
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 60 n/a

Top States for Power Plant Operators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Power Plant Operators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 3,670 $95,340
Texas 2,530 $76,520
New York 1,850 $90,690
Michigan 1,640 $78,850
Florida 1,620 $74,250
Pennsylvania 1,540 $73,720
Ohio 1,280 $73,260
North Carolina 1,180 $85,980
Illinois 1,110 $77,510
Massachusetts 990 $80,590
Minnesota 990 $84,830
Missouri 910 $76,100
Colorado 780 $82,030
Kentucky 720 $87,520
Georgia 680 $71,480
Wisconsin 660 $64,030
Alabama 660 $68,360
Tennessee 620 $80,970
Kansas 590 $53,020
Indiana 560 $66,750

Below are the states where Power Plant Operators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $95,340
Washington $93,330
Hawaii $92,620
North Dakota $92,350
Maryland $91,770
New York $90,690
New Jersey $88,110
Kentucky $87,520
Nevada $87,460
North Carolina $85,980

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