Utility Plant Operative Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$48,000
$37,000
Min 10%
$48,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Texas Instruments
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
5.2 years
How much does a utility plant operative make?
The national average salary for a Utility Plant Operative in the United States is $48,430 per year or $23.28 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $62,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $37,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Utility Plant Operatives are in Technology companies and Health Care companies. States with the highest Utility Plant Operative salaries include Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. The typical tenure for a Utility Plant Operative is 5.2 years.
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Average Utility Plant Operative Salary By Location

Utility Plant Operatives in the US makes an average salary of $48,430 per year or $23.28 per hour. Utility Plant Operatives make the most in San Jose, CA at about $57,653 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Jose, CA is $33,000. Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey are the highest paying states. Idaho, Tennessee, Georgia, Colorado, and Wyoming are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Utility Plant Operative Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Utility Plant Operatives earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Utility Plant Operative Salary By Company

Utility Plant Operatives can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Utility Plant Operatives are Technology companies and Health Care companies. Utility Plant Operatives at Texas Instruments and Genentech report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Lancaster General Hospital and Chapin Hall Center For Children report highly competitive salaries for Utility Plant Operatives.

Average Utility Plant Operative Pay By Industry

Wages for Utility Plant Operatives can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Construction companies, Utilities companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Utility Plant Operatives well. Salaries for Utility Plant Operatives in Construction companies average $54,327 annually, while Utilities companies and Manufacturing companies pay $54,110 and $47,566, respectively. The average salary for Utility Plant Operatives in the Health Care industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $47,355.
Industry
Average Salary
Construction
Construction
$54,327
$54k
Utilities
Utilities
$54,110
$54k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$47,566
$48k
Health Care
Health Care
$47,355
$47k

Utility Plant Operative Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Utility Plant Operative Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Utility Plant Operative can range from $42,475 to $62,400 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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