Power Systems Engineer Salary

Power Systems Engineers in the United States take home approximately $72K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority (88 percent) of Power Systems Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,892 - $98,539
$60K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,293
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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
$59,892 - $98,539  
   
Bonus
$1,419 - $8,482  
Profit Sharing
$2,150  
Total Pay (?
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$60,105 - $101,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$34.00  
   
Overtime
$31.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,419 - $8,482  
   
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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$60,105 - $101,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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.

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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

Pay by Experience for a Power Systems Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Power Systems Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Power Systems Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Power Systems Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 11 salaries. A Power Systems Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 12 salaries.

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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 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Power Systems Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$74,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Power Systems Engineer Salaries

Technical Analysis
▲17%

Systems Engineering
▲8%


National Average
$74,000

Project Management
▼1%

Data Analysis
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 4%
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