Power Plant Manager Salary

Power Plant Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $115K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Power Plant Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$71,954 - $152,574
(Median)
$72K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $114,572
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$71,954 - $152,574  
   
Bonus
$1,927 - $40,176  
Profit Sharing
$8,250 - $20,775  
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$67,606 - $181,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Power Plant Managers usually report a few specific skills. Project Management and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 8 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Power Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$122,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Power Plant Manager Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 17%

Operations Management
up arrow 8%

National Average
$122,000

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
25%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 10%
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