A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Jordan typically earns around 1,300 JOD per month. Salaries range from 610 JOD (lowest) to 2,060 JOD (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 Jordan range from 610 JOD per month (minimum salary) to 2,060 JOD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,380 JOD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 1,380 JOD while the other half are earning more than 1,380 JOD. 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 900 JOD while 75% of them are earning more than 900 JOD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 1,820 JOD while 25% are earning more than 1,820 JOD.
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 710 JOD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 970 JOD 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 1,390 JOD 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 1,690 JOD 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 1,780 JOD 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 1,940 JOD 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 840 JOD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,280 JOD per month, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,910 JOD 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 Jordan earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in Jordan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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 Jordan for the year 2019. 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.
46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% 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 10% 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||1,450 JOD||+11%|
|Associate Analyst||1,660 JOD||+28%|
|Associate Landman||700 JOD||-46%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||630 JOD||-52%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||740 JOD||-43%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||2,150 JOD||+65%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||1,270 JOD||-2%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||1,610 JOD||+24%|
|Completions Engineer||1,490 JOD||+15%|
|Cost Controller||1,080 JOD||-17%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||1,580 JOD||+21%|
|Distribution Manager||2,090 JOD||+61%|
|Dragline Operator||720 JOD||-45%|
|Driller Offsider||570 JOD||-56%|
|Dump Truck Driver||570 JOD||-56%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||3,620 JOD||+180%|
|Energy Advisor||2,300 JOD||+77%|
|Energy Analyst||2,280 JOD||+75%|
|Energy Auditor||1,830 JOD||+41%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||2,750 JOD||+110%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||990 JOD||-24%|
|Energy Technical Manager||1,840 JOD||+41%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||1,260 JOD||-3%|
|Exploration Manager||2,550 JOD||+96%|
|Field Safety Auditor||1,740 JOD||+34%|
|Fluids Engineer||1,460 JOD||+12%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||1,590 JOD||+22%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||770 JOD||-41%|
|Fuels Handler||690 JOD||-47%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||700 JOD||-46%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||1,190 JOD||-9%|
|Gas Supply Manager||2,260 JOD||+74%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||2,520 JOD||+94%|
|Geothermal Technician||1,040 JOD||-20%|
|HSE Engineer||1,490 JOD||+15%|
|HSE Officer||920 JOD||-29%|
|HSEQ Administrator||1,050 JOD||-19%|
|Instrument Designer||1,150 JOD||-12%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||1,920 JOD||+48%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||1,270 JOD||-2%|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,590 JOD||+22%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||1,330 JOD||+2%|
|Material Controller||1,030 JOD||-21%|
|Mine Engineer||1,460 JOD||+12%|
|Mine Surveyor||1,770 JOD||+36%|
|Mining Project Administrator||1,320 JOD||+1%|
|Mining Project Assistant||1,080 JOD||-17%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||1,720 JOD||+32%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||1,310 JOD||+1%|
|Mining Project Engineer||1,480 JOD||+14%|
|Mining Project Manager||2,020 JOD||+55%|
|Mining Site Manager||2,030 JOD||+56%|
|Mining Team Leader||1,610 JOD||+24%|
|NDT Technician||960 JOD||-26%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||780 JOD||-40%|
|Oil Trader||2,000 JOD||+54%|
|Oilwell Pumper||570 JOD||-56%|
|Petroleum Engineer||1,750 JOD||+35%|
|Petroleum Geologist||2,770 JOD||+110%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||860 JOD||-34%|
|Pipeline Technician||600 JOD||-54%|
|Power Coordinator||960 JOD||-26%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||3,080 JOD||+140%|
|Power Plant Operator||1,300 JOD||-0%|
|Radio Operator||670 JOD||-49%|
|Reliability Engineer||1,530 JOD||+18%|
|Reservoir Engineer||1,360 JOD||+5%|
|Risk Analyst||1,910 JOD||+47%|
|Shutdown Engineer||1,220 JOD||-6%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||2,350 JOD||+81%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||1,510 JOD||+16%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||960 JOD||-26%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||920 JOD||-29%|
|Supply Operations Manager||2,570 JOD||+98%|
|Sustainability Specialist||2,440 JOD||+88%|
|System Development Advisor||1,760 JOD||+35%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||570 JOD||-56%|
|Utility Operator||840 JOD||-35%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||2,210 JOD||+70%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Jordan earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.