Power Engineer Salary

Earnings for Power Engineers in the United States come in at around $76K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Power Engineers stretch from $55K on the lower end to $103K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $19K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,268 - $100,152
(Median)
$55K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,568
10%
50%
90%

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$18.38 - $49.48
(Median)
$18
$28
$49
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,268 - $100,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $19,392  
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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$55,306 - $103,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $49.48  
   
Overtime
$28.75 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $19,392  
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).
)
$55,306 - $103,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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

  • Develop methods of integrating renewable power technology.
  • Ensure safe operation of power grids, pumps, generators, motors, boilers, turbines, and heat exchangers etc.
  • 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.

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Power Engineers report a narrow range of specific skills. Renewable Energy / Renewable Power and Engineering Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Power Engineer

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


For many Power Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $71K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $83K. For Power Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $90K. Power Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Power Engineer Advice

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"Experience."
Engineering college doesn't train you to be an engineer, job experience does. College trains you to think like an engineer. Co-op when possible.

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Experience Affects Power Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Power Engineer Salaries

Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
up arrow 15%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%
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