Power Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Power Engineer is $76,203 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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$56,682 - $102,233
$57K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,203
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50%
90%

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$16.80 - $72.72
$17
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$73
MEDIAN: $28.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,682 - $102,233  
   
Bonus
$992 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$2.50 - $22,500  
Total Pay (?
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$50,705 - $112,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.80 - $72.72  
   
Overtime
$28.33 - $74.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$992 - $14,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.50 - $22,500  
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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$50,705 - $112,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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

Pay by Experience for a Power Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Power Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 99 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Power Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Power Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 26 salaries. A Power Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Power Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Power Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲35%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$76,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Power Engineer Salaries

Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
▲15%


National Average
$76,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%