Average Power Engineer Salary

$80,194
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,822
Bonus
$3,052
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The average salary for a Power Engineer is $80,194.
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$61k
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$80k
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$111k
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What Do Power Engineers Do?

Power 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.

Job Satisfaction for Power Engineer

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What Are Popular Skills for Power Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design, Renewable Energy / Renewable Power, Systems Engineering, Project Management and Plant Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Power Engineers?

An entry-level Power Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,512 based on 23 salaries. An early career Power Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,265 based on 103 salaries. A mid-career Power Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,928 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Power Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,835 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,500.
Employees with Power Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 9.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (20.6% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (12.7% less) and Denver, Colorado (11.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 221 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.4%
Early Career
46.6%
Mid Career
23.5%
Experienced
14.5%
Late Career
5.0%