Power Systems Engineer Salary

Median pay for Power Systems Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $73K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Power Systems Engineers. There are far more male Power Systems Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance.

$60,285 - $100,606
$60K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,666
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50%
90%

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$24.13 - $40.00
$34
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,285 - $100,606  
   
Bonus
$900 - $8,646  
Profit Sharing
$2,150  
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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$60,821 - $103,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$34.00  
   
Overtime
$33.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$900 - $8,646  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,150  
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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$60,821 - $103,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

  • 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.
  • Develop methods of integrating renewable power technology.
  • Ensure safe operation of power grids, pumps, generators, motors, boilers, turbines, and heat exchangers etc.

Common Career Paths for Power Systems Engineer


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Power Systems Engineers who go on to become Electrical Engineers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Electrical Engineer, an upper-level role, pays $69K.

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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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $71K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $87K. Power Systems Engineers bring in $93K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $117K.

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Key Stats for Power Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Power Systems Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲58%

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Power Systems Engineer Salaries

Technical Analysis
▲16%

Systems Engineering
▲8%


National Average
$74,000

Project Management
▼2%

Data Analysis
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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