Energy & Utilities

About The Industry

The energy and utilities sector comprises establishments engaged in the provision of the following utility services: electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal. Within this sector, the specific activities associated with the utility services provided vary by utility: electric power includes generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas includes distribution; steam supply includes provision and/or distribution; water supply includes treatment and distribution; and sewage removal includes collection, treatment, and disposal of waste through sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities.

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Electrical Engineers

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$104,680

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Nuclear Engineers

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.

Education

Bachelors Degree

Average Salary

$104,000

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Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Operate equipment used for the release, control, or utilization of nuclear energy to assist scientists in laboratory or production activities.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$75,000

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Nuclear Monitoring Technicians

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Collect and test samples to monitor results of nuclear experiments and contamination of humans, facilities, and environment.

Education

Associates Degree

Average Salary

$75,000

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Meter Readers, Utilities

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$45,820

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Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$78,240

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Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$52,510

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Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers.

Education

Post Secondary Certificate

Average Salary

$72,990

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Wind Turbine Service Technicians

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$51,000

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Nuclear Power Reactor Operators

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Operate or control nuclear reactors. Move control rods, start and stop equipment, monitor and adjust controls, and record data in logs. Implement emergency procedures when needed. May respond to abnormalities, determine cause, and recommend corrective action.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$82,000

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Power Distributors and Dispatchers

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Coordinate, regulate, or distribute electricity or steam.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$86,610

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Power Plant Operators

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Control, operate, or maintain machinery to generate electric power. Includes auxiliary equipment operators.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$69,000

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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or wastewater.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$47,960

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Gas Plant Operators

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Distribute or process gas for utility companies and others by controlling compressors to maintain specified pressures on main pipelines.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$63,000

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Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

Industries: Energy & Utilities

Operate steam, gas, electric motor, or internal combustion engine driven compressors. Transmit, compress, or recover gases, such as butane, nitrogen, hydrogen, and natural gas.

Education

High School Diploma

Average Salary

$53,330

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