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Power Engineer Salary

Men make up the majority of Power Engineers in the United States, bringing in about $75K annually. In the world of Power Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $54K and $103K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $20K, respectively. Career length 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. Most Power Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$54,066 - $99,652
(Median)
$54K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,517
10%
50%
90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,066 - $99,652  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,652  
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).
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$54,396 - $102,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.20 - $50.03  
   
Overtime
$29.01 - $50.45  
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 - $14,652  
   
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).
)
$54,396 - $102,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Power Engineers who took the survey. 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $70K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $82K. For Power Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $90K. Power Engineers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $89K.

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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 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Power Engineer Salaries

Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
up arrow 16%

National Average
$76,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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