The average pay for a Power Plant Engineer is $83,524 per year.

$58,793 - $108,496
$59K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,523
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$58,793 - $108,496  
   
Bonus
$7,861  
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$59,690 - $106,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Power Plant Engineer

A power plant engineer may be present during the planning and construction phases of a power plant. Once the power plant is in operation, maintenance and upgrading activities are carried out by the engineer. It is important to know if there are any new developments in the field that will make the power plant operate more efficiently, so prospective changes can be proposed to management. The engineer may be expected to oversee the work of fixed employees and third-party contractors, to make sure that work is done correctly and safety. It is important to have advanced knowledge regarding power plant mechanical systems and processes.

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Power Plant Engineer Tasks

  • Develop and implement programs, performance reports and engineering budget and timeline.
  • Serve as liaison for internal and external contractors and teams.
  • Provide engineering expertise and support, evaluate and maintain systems.
  • Supervise and coordinate equipment repairs, tests, and installation.

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Key Stats for Power Plant Engineer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Power Plant Engineer Salaries

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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