Geothermal Production Managers


Overview

Geothermal Production Managers

Introduction

Geothermal production managers oversee the operations of geothermal power plants or well fields. They hire and manage employees and supervise the operations, maintenance, and repairs of geothermal plant equipment, ensuring they comply with industry standards and regulations. Approximately 8,500 people are directly employed in the geothermal industry, according to the 2019 U.S. Energy Employment Report from the National Association of State Energy Off...

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Median Salary

$67,431

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Three to four years experience


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Skills

Building/Trades


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Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

Geothermal production managers employed in the United States in January 2020 earned an average base salary of $67,431, based on survey data from geothermal production employees and employers reported to SalaryExpert.com. The salary for entry-level positions was approximately $48,499; senior-level production managers earned $83,073 or more.

The U.S. Department of Labor does not provide sa...

Work Environment

Geothermal production managers work in geothermal power plant facilities or oil well fields. They work indoors as well as outdoors. They spend time monitoring equipment and overseeing workers. They wear protective equipment, such as safety goggles and a helmet, when they work in the production area of geothermal plants. They also spend time in offices, using computers for e-mail, data analysis,...

Outlook

The United States continues to lead the world in installed geothermal capacity, but there is still vast potential for development in this country.

Long delays in obtaining geothermal land leases from the government is hindering growth in the industry. In addition, growth in geothermal capacity has slowed because of declining prices for fossil fuel substitutes like natural gas and tax inc...

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