Power Plant Technician Salary

Male Power Plant Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $27.71 per hour in the United States. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Power Plant Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,600 - $84,563
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$85K
MEDIAN: $55,982
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50%
90%

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$18.60 - $38.18
(Median)
$19
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,600 - $84,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,693  
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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$35,835 - $84,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.60 - $38.18  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $61.13  
National Annualized 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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,693  
   
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).
)
$35,835 - $84,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Power Plant Technician

  • Monitor and oversee any contractors to ensure in-field safety and quality requirements are met.
  • Test equipment, installations, procedures, and maintenance techniques to ensure quality.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and install equipment throughout the facility.
  • Conform to all health and safety regulations and procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Power Plant Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $77K.

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Experience Affects Power Plant Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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