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Power Plant Technician Salary

Power Plant Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $27.55 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,727 - $84,000
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$84K
MEDIAN: $54,848
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90%

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$18.00 - $38.41
(Median)
$18
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $27.00
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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
$34,727 - $84,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,708  
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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$35,707 - $84,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $38.41  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $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 - $7,708  
   
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).
)
$35,707 - $84,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. For Power Plant Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $66K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $76K.

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Experience Affects Power Plant Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
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
19%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%