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Power Plant Technician Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Power Plant Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $28.15 per hour nationwide. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Power Plant Technician Salary (?
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$34,600 - $84,563
(Median)
35K
56K
78K
85K
MEDIAN: $55,982
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Power Plant Technician Salary (?
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$17.52 - $38.49
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,600 - $84,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,647  
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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$35,579 - $89,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$17.52 - $38.49  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $61.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,647  
   
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).
)
$35,579 - $89,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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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Experience Affects Power Plant Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$62,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%