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Hydroelectric Plant Technicians


Hydropower electricity is electricity generated by water power from ocean tides, rivers, streams, and lakes. Hydroelectric plant technicians monitor and operate hydropower generation plants. They adjust equipment controls and maintain and repair equipment as needed. According to the National Hydropower Association, 48 states have hydropower facilities and there are 2,198 active power plants. Up to 300,000 people are employed in the hydropower industry and the potential is for up to 1.4 million jobs by 2025.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits




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Manager, Senior Technician

Hydroelectric Plant Technician

Apprentice Hydroelectric Plant Technician

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