Power Engineer Salary

Pay for Power Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $76K per year. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $23K, overall incomes of Power Engineers spread between $51K and $112K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (87 percent) of Power Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Power Engineers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$56,682 - $102,233
$57K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,203
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$16.80 - $72.72
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MEDIAN: $28.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,682 - $102,233  
   
Bonus
$992 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$2.50 - $22,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,705 - $112,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.80 - $72.72  
   
Overtime
$28.33 - $74.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$992 - $14,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.50 - $22,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,705 - $112,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Power Engineer

Power engineers are in charge of making sure that the electrical operations are running effectively and efficiently for their organization. They ensure electricity is properly generated and delivered in a steady, safe manner. A passion for innovation is important in this job, as some power engineers are required to develop solutions for more efficient electricity delivery. Power engineers need experience with electrical testing systems, and they must continuously carry out tests to make sure that operations are running smoothly and safely. They also need to conduct analyses of why failures occurred, determine how to fix them, and develop effective prevention methods as necessary.

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Power Engineer Tasks

  • Conceive, direct, implement, and evaluate efficiency of power systems.
  • Work with manufacturing engineering on release and documentation of new hardware, test equipment, and assembly fixtures.
  • Develop methods of integrating renewable power technology.
  • Ensure safe operation of power grids, pumps, generators, motors, boilers, turbines, and heat exchangers etc.

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Pay by Experience Level for Power Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Power Engineers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $71K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $88K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $103K. Power Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $108K.

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Key Stats for Power Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Power Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$76,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Power Engineer Salaries

Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
▲15%


National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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