The average pay for a Power Engineer is $77,321 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Renewable Energy / Renewable Power is associated with high pay for this job.
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$55,807 - $101,914
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$56K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,321
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$18.89 - $50.45
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,807 - $101,914  
   
Bonus
$844 - $19,678  
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $14,795  
Total Pay (?
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$51,463 - $108,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.89 - $50.45  
   
Overtime
$29.22 - $73.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$844 - $19,678  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $14,795  
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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$51,463 - $108,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.

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Experience Affects Power Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Power Engineer Salaries

Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
up arrow 14%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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