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Power Systems Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Power Systems Engineer is $70,675 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$59,758 - $103,528
MEDIAN: $70,675
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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.
$59,758 - $103,528  
$0.00 - $13,887  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $9,787  
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).
$59,139 - $110,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Job Description for Power Systems Engineer

Power systems engineers are scientists who work in laboratories or power plants and are responsible for designing, testing, constructing, and operating power systems. They work in laboratories for universities or power companies, as well as in utility plants for utility companies. Power system engineers work with teams of engineers and scientists and typically report to a lead engineer. They can expect to work during regular business hours, either in the laboratory or at a power plant, and sometimes they will work night shifts or weekends. In emergency situations, they may be called in to work overtime hours. Many in this position work with a specific type of equipment, such as generators or refrigerators, and they are responsible for maintaining these systems. They must also be proficient in system diagnostics software and electrical systems monitoring in general.
Power Systems Engineer Tasks
  • Develop methods of integrating renewable power technology.
  • Ensure safe operation of power grids, pumps, generators, motors, boilers, turbines, and heat exchangers etc.
  • Conceive, direct, implement, and evaluate efficiency of power systems.
  • Work with manufacturing engineering on release and documentation of new hardware, test equipment, and assembly fixtures.

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Experience Affects Power Systems Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Power Systems Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Project Management
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Systems Engineering
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 3%