Average Power Plant Operator Salary in Australia

AU$103,846
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$10,800
Bonus
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Power Plant Operator in Australia is AU$103,846.
10%
A$34k
MEDIAN
A$104k
90%
A$199k
Is Power Plant Operator your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
United States (change)
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
Salary
AU$34k - AU$199k
Bonus
AU$0 - AU$11k
Total Pay
AU$37k - AU$207k
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and educationTell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to youFind your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidenceNegotiate your pay with confidence

What Do Power Plant Operators Do?

Power Plant Operator Tasks
  • Oversee, coordinate, and maintain power plant operations.
  • Maintain documentation of changes in the function of equipment, rainfall data, and general operating instructions.
  • Communicate with branch offices involved in the operation of the power plant to relate status, data, and observations.
  • Make regular inspections of the turbine, generator, boilers, or other plant equipment.
  • Coordinate the operation of plants, dams, and stream flow in order to meet contracted power requirements.

Power Plant Operator Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Power Plant Operators?

An early career Power Plant Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$90,000 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Power Plant Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$99,000 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$172,000.

Pay Difference by Location

Learn more about cost of living by city.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 21 survey responses.
Early Career
33.3%
Mid Career
38.1%
Late Career
28.6%