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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers



Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6013$52.58/hr$32.52/hr$41.04/hr$52.86/hr$64.11/hr$67.03/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$41.04/hr
Professional and Business Services20$64.11/hr
Public Administration10$41.73/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/A$41.00/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 10$36.98/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 60$52.86/hr-11.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 70$50.77/hrN/A
Minnesota 110$41.73/hr-10.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Traffic Technicians 30$32.58/hrN/A
Construction and Building Inspectors 1,140$39.55/hr-4.8%
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators N/AN/AN/A


  • Monitor and record switchboard or control board readings to ensure that electrical or steam distribution equipment is operating properly.
  • Control, monitor, or operate equipment that regulates or distributes electricity or steam, using data obtained from instruments or computers.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure that specifications are met or to detect any defects.
  • Distribute or regulate the flow of power between entities, such as generating stations, substations, distribution lines, or users, keeping track of the status of circuits or connections.
  • Record and compile operational data, such as chart or meter readings, power demands, or usage and operating times, using transmission system maps.
  • Repair, maintain, or clean equipment or machinery, using hand tools.
  • Direct personnel engaged in controlling or operating distribution equipment or machinery, such as instructing control room operators to start boilers or generators.
  • Implement energy schedules, including real-time transmission reservations or schedules.
  • Manipulate controls to adjust or activate power distribution equipment or machines.
  • Implement energy schedules, including real-time transmission reservations or schedules.