Power Plant Manager Salary

Power Plant Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $112K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. The majority of Power Plant Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$69,531 - $148,951

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$69,531 - $148,951  
   
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$1,027 - $38,382  
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$66,810 - $175,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Power Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$119,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Power Plant Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 20%

Operations Management
up arrow 11%

National Average
$119,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 10%
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