Power Systems Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Power Systems Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $72K annually. Total cash earnings of Power Systems Engineers range from $60K on the low end to $103K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $10K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Power Systems Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$60,518 - $100,874

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$20.27 - $53.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,518 - $100,874  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,899  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,696  
Total Pay (?
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$60,421 - $103,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $53.26  
   
Overtime
$32.13 - $51.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,696  
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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$60,421 - $103,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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.

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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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Power Systems Engineers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Systems Engineering, Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Power Systems Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Power Systems Engineers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $81K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $70K. Power Systems Engineers bring in $92K after working for 10 to 20 years. Power Systems Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $108K.

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Experience Affects Power Systems Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Power Systems Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

National Average
$73,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%
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