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Power Plant Technician Salary

Power Plant Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $28.04 per hour. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,451 - $85,149
(Median)
$34K
$57K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,129
10%
50%
90%

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$18.42 - $38.34
(Median)
$18
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $28.00
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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
$34,451 - $85,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,748  
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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$35,644 - $84,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.42 - $38.34  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $61.46  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,748  
   
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).
)
$35,644 - $84,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. Power Plant Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $66K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $76K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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
15%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

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