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Power Plant Manager Salary

Power Plant Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $116K) surpassing six figures annually. Work is enjoyable for Power Plant Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$71,954 - $153,202
(Median)
$72K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $116,005
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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
$71,954 - $153,202  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $39,733  
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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$67,606 - $181,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Power Plant Managers who took the survey. Project Management and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Power Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$125,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Power Plant Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

National Average
$125,000

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
8%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 9%
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