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Power Plant Manager Salary

Average pay for a Power Plant Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $115K per year. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Power Plant Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$70,469 - $152,643
(Median)
$70K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $114,958
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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.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$70,469 - $152,643  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $39,853  
Profit Sharing
$8,250 - $20,775  
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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$67,339 - $182,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Job Description for Power Plant Manager

A power plant manager is responsible for supervising all aspects of the safe and efficient operation of an electricity-generating power plant. These energy facilities can be of various fuel types, but the role of the power plant manager is generally the same: they must ensure that the plant operates safely for all workers and employees at the facility, as well as oversee all environmental compliance.

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Power Plant Manager Tasks

  • Apply knowledge of and experience with high-pressure boilers, turbine operations, and auxiliary equipment.
  • Apply knowledge of the function of utility plants and related equipment related to the area of assignment.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of services provided and recommend changes in procedures to meet users’ needs.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of power plant.
  • Use effective management practices and principles.

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Survey takers who work as Power Plant Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Project Management and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Power Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$123,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Power Plant Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 16%

Operations Management
up arrow 10%

National Average
$123,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
58%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 10%
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