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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 8017$54.87/hr$38.52/hr$45.23/hr$60.84/hr$63.33/hr$63.33/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities150$50.85/hr
Public Administration20$38.69/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 10$43.44/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$41.02/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$38.69/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 10$38.69/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$37.37/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 20$42.14/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$42.14/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$46.51/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 80$60.84/hr-11.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 110$57.66/hrN/A
Minnesota 170$46.51/hr-10.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Traffic Technicians 40$35.36/hrN/A
Construction and Building Inspectors 1,190$39.04/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.