What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Power Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Power Engineer is $75,242 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Renewable Energy / Renewable Power and Engineering Design.
Read More
$53,930 - $100,073
(Median)
$54K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,242
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$18.20 - $50.03
(Median)
$18
$28
$50
MEDIAN: $28.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,930 - $100,073  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,623  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $19,574  
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).
)
$54,249 - $104,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.20 - $50.03  
   
Overtime
$29.90 - $49.55  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,623  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $19,574  
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).
)
$54,249 - $104,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Power Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Power Engineer

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

Power Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Power Engineer in Akron:
"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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Power Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Power Engineer Salaries

Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
up arrow 15%

Engineering Design
up arrow 10%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%