Power plant operator earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Power plant operator salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $55,620
Alabama $79,676
Arkansas $71,710
California $95,340
Colorado $82,030
Connecticut $74,880
Florida $74,250
Georgia $71,480
Hawaii $92,620
Iowa $77,610
Idaho $62,720
Illinois $71,986
Indiana $68,330
Kansas $53,020
Kentucky $76,960
Louisiana $72,390
Massachusetts $80,590
Maryland $91,770
Maine $68,110
Michigan $78,850
Minnesota $84,830
Missouri $76,100
Mississippi $75,840
Montana $85,340
North Carolina $85,980
North Dakota $92,350
Nebraska $74,290
New Hampshire $66,730
New Jersey $88,110
New Mexico $81,520
Nevada $87,460
New York $90,690
Ohio $73,260
Oklahoma $69,900
Oregon $82,500
Pennsylvania $73,720
Puerto Rico $36,800
Rhode Island $61,010
South Carolina $73,970
South Dakota $71,590
Tennessee $80,970
Texas $76,520
Utah $78,070
Virginia $56,200
Vermont $60,560
Washington $93,330
Wisconsin $64,030
West Virginia $68,800
Wyoming $81,160

How do power plant operator salaries compare to similar careers?

Power plant operators earn 7% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than biomass power plant managers but more than commercial divers.

Career Median Salary
Biomass power plant manager salary $105K
Industrial production manager salary $98K
Elevator mechanic salary $85K
Power plant operator salary $82K
Petroleum pump system operator salary $74K
Aviation inspector salary $76K
Industrial designer salary $67K
Commercial diver salary $50K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)