Power Engineer Salary

The average Power Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $75K per year. Cash earnings for Power Engineers — including $14K in bonuses and $29K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $50K to $114K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Power Engineers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Male Power Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,399 - $112,661
$56K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,352
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$16.45 - $51.04
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$0$121K
Salary $56,399 - $112,661
Bonus $965 - $14,191
Profit Sharing $2.50 - $20,625
Total Pay (?
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$51,044 - $121,491
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 110
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $16.45 - $51.04
Overtime $27.00 - $75.00
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $965 - $14,191
Profit Sharing $2.50 - $20,625
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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$51,044 - $121,491
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Power Engineer

Power engineers are in charge of making sure that the electrical operations are running effectively and efficiently for their organization. They ensure electricity is properly generated and delivered in a steady, safe manner. A passion for innovation is important in this job, as some power engineers are required to develop solutions for more efficient electricity delivery. Power engineers need experience with electrical testing systems, and they must continuously carry out tests to make sure that operations are running smoothly and safely. They also need to conduct analyses of why failures occurred, determine how to fix them, and develop effective prevention methods as necessary.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Power Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Power Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Power Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 99 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Power Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Power Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 26 salaries. A Power Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Power Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Power Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

Experienced
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$77,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Power Engineer Salaries

Renewable Energy / Renewable Power
▲14%


National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 7%
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