An average Power Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $76K per year. Cash earnings for Power Engineers — including $12K in bonuses and $11K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $108K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$55,951 - $101,347
$56K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,225
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$18.55 - $50.09
$19
$29
$50
MEDIAN: $29.11
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,951 - $101,347  
   
Bonus
$981 - $12,040  
Profit Sharing
$4.70 - $10,510  
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).
)
$51,404 - $108,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.55 - $50.09  
   
Overtime
$29.02 - $73.97  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$981 - $12,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.70 - $10,510  
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).
)
$51,404 - $108,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start 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

  • 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.

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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $71K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $89K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $102K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $94K on average.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Power Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Power Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Power Engineer Salaries

Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
up arrow 15%


National Average
$76,000

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
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%
ADVERTISEMENT