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Power Plant Manager Salary

Generous salaries abound for Power Plant Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($128K) per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. Most Power Plant Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,000 - $153,963
MEDIAN: $117,242

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$70,000 - $153,963  
$2,004 - $39,047  
Profit Sharing
$6,387 - $11,751  
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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).
$69,596 - $181,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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.


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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Job skills reported by Power Plant Managers are limited. Project Management and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Power Plant Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Power Plant Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Operations Management
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


1 %
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 9%