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Utility jobs in Ohio (OH)

Utility jobs in Ohio (OH)

Electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal are all utility services provided by the Utility industry.

Within this area, utility services provided entail various activities depending on the utility: electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas distribution; steam supply provision and/or distribution; water supply treatment and distribution; sewage removal collection, treatment, and disposal of waste through sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities are all examples of wastewater management.

The Ohio utilities industry is one of, if not the most, stable industry for employment. Further, the industry pays higher on average than almost every other industry in the United States.  That, coupled with the impact Ohio utility workers have on their communities, is why it is one of the best industries to work in.  That is also one of the primary reasons that for generations the utilities sector was difficult to break into, or even know that employment opportunities were available.  All that has now changed.  

In Ohio, the utility sector employs over 27,000 people in a diverse range of occupations.  The sector is made up of electric, natural gas, and water utilities. Check below for utility jobs in Ohio:

In Ohio, the electric utility sector employs the most workers with over 16,000 people. Check below for electric utility jobs in Ohio:

Some of the largest utility electric utility companies in Ohio are:

The natural gas and water utility sectors employ over 5,000 and 6,000 respectively. Check below for gas utility jobs in Ohio and water utility jobs in Ohio:

The average wage for all utility workers in Ohio is $66,620, which is higher than the state's average wage of $52,752. This amount can grow substantially higher when including overtime. Many utility workers in Ohio earn over $100,000 per year. 

The table below shows the number of utility workers in Ohio by occupation and wage:

  • Occupation Number of Workers Average Wage
    • Electricians 16,000 ($66,620)
    • Natural Gas Distribution 5,000 ($52,752)
    • Water and Wastewater Treatment 6,000 ($48,780)
    • Sewage Removal 4,500 ($44,520)
    • Other Utility Occupations 1,500 ($41,560)

Utilities provide us with safe drinking water, clean air to breath, and reliable transportation.  In addition, they also provide us with the electricity that we need to power our homes and businesses.

Due to large investments to update the electric grid, utilize renewable energy resources, ensure water pollution and water availability is secure for the future, and rapid technological advancements have placed utilities in a position where obtaining talented professionals is vital to the future of not only the utility industry, but the future of the country.