Power Plant Technician Salary

Power Plant Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $27.35 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$34,727 - $84,000

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$18.69 - $38.11

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,727 - $84,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,634  
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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$35,963 - $84,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.69 - $38.11  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $60.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,634  
   
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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$35,963 - $84,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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.


For many Power Plant Technicians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. Power Plant Technicians bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $77K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Power Plant Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%
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