A person working as a Power Plant Operator in India typically earns around 23,800 INR per month. Salaries range from 11,200 INR (lowest) to 37,500 INR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Power Plant Operator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Power Plant Operator salaries in India range from 11,200 INR per month (minimum salary) to 37,500 INR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 25,200 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 25,200 INR while the other half are earning more than 25,200 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 16,400 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 16,400 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 33,200 INR while 25% are earning more than 33,200 INR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Power Plant Operator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Power Plant Operator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 12,900 INR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,800 INR per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 25,300 INR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Power Plant Operator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 30,800 INR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 32,500 INR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 35,400 INR per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Power Plant Operator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Power Plant Operator is 15,400 INR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 23,300 INR per month, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 34,900 INR per month, 50% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+51%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Power Plant Operator employees in India earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Power Plant Operator is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 17% less than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||28,000 INR||+18%|
|Associate Analyst||31,700 INR||+33%|
|Associate Landman||13,300 INR||-44%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||11,900 INR||-50%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||14,300 INR||-40%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||40,900 INR||+72%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||23,800 INR||+0%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||30,400 INR||+28%|
|Completions Engineer||27,700 INR||+17%|
|Cost Controller||21,100 INR||-11%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||31,300 INR||+32%|
|Distribution Manager||40,400 INR||+70%|
|Dragline Operator||13,800 INR||-42%|
|Driller Offsider||10,500 INR||-56%|
|Dump Truck Driver||11,400 INR||-52%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||66,500 INR||+180%|
|Energy Advisor||44,700 INR||+88%|
|Energy Analyst||41,300 INR||+74%|
|Energy Auditor||36,400 INR||+53%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||50,100 INR||+110%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||18,100 INR||-24%|
|Energy Technical Manager||35,600 INR||+50%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||25,200 INR||+6%|
|Exploration Manager||50,800 INR||+110%|
|Field Safety Auditor||32,900 INR||+39%|
|Fluids Engineer||28,100 INR||+18%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||30,900 INR||+30%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||14,700 INR||-38%|
|Fuels Handler||13,500 INR||-43%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||12,800 INR||-46%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||23,800 INR||+0%|
|Gas Supply Manager||44,200 INR||+86%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||49,900 INR||+110%|
|Geothermal Technician||20,400 INR||-14%|
|HSE Engineer||29,300 INR||+23%|
|HSE Officer||17,800 INR||-25%|
|HSEQ Administrator||20,700 INR||-13%|
|Instrument Designer||22,800 INR||-4%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||38,000 INR||+60%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||25,200 INR||+6%|
|Maintenance Engineer||29,700 INR||+25%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||26,100 INR||+10%|
|Material Controller||19,500 INR||-18%|
|Mine Engineer||28,100 INR||+18%|
|Mine Surveyor||32,100 INR||+35%|
|Mining Project Administrator||25,700 INR||+8%|
|Mining Project Assistant||20,400 INR||-14%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||32,300 INR||+36%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||25,700 INR||+8%|
|Mining Project Engineer||28,100 INR||+18%|
|Mining Project Manager||37,200 INR||+57%|
|Mining Site Manager||38,500 INR||+62%|
|Mining Team Leader||30,900 INR||+30%|
|NDT Technician||17,800 INR||-25%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||15,200 INR||-36%|
|Oil Trader||37,600 INR||+58%|
|Oilwell Pumper||10,900 INR||-54%|
|Petroleum Engineer||32,800 INR||+38%|
|Petroleum Geologist||52,300 INR||+120%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||16,200 INR||-32%|
|Pipeline Technician||11,200 INR||-53%|
|Power Coordinator||18,100 INR||-24%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||57,000 INR||+140%|
|Power Plant Operator||23,800 INR||+0%|
|Radio Operator||12,800 INR||-46%|
|Reliability Engineer||28,500 INR||+20%|
|Reservoir Engineer||26,900 INR||+13%|
|Risk Analyst||35,600 INR||+50%|
|Shutdown Engineer||24,200 INR||+2%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||42,800 INR||+80%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||30,100 INR||+27%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||19,000 INR||-20%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||18,100 INR||-24%|
|Supply Operations Manager||47,500 INR||+100%|
|Sustainability Specialist||46,600 INR||+96%|
|System Development Advisor||33,300 INR||+40%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||11,400 INR||-52%|
|Utility Operator||15,700 INR||-34%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||40,400 INR||+70%|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||21,100 INR|
|Andhra Pradesh||27,200 INR|
|Arunachal Pradesh||22,900 INR|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||21,200 INR|
|Daman & Diu||20,700 INR|
|Himachal Pradesh||23,900 INR|
|Jammu & Kashmir||24,300 INR|
|Madhya Pradesh||28,000 INR|
|Tamil Nadu||27,200 INR|
|Uttar Pradesh||28,600 INR|
|West Bengal||27,800 INR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.