Power Plant Manager Salary

Wages for Power Plant Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($112K) per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$69,043 - $148,934
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$69K
$110K
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MEDIAN: $111,940
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$69,043 - $148,934  
   
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$1,027 - $38,382  
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$66,745 - $175,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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 20 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Power Plant Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$119,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

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
26%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 10%
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