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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in Kuwait 2020

How much money does a Power Plant Operator make in Kuwait?


Average Monthly Salary
1,010 KWD
( 12,100 KWD yearly)

LOW
540
KWD
AVERAGE
1,010
KWD
HIGH
1,530
KWD

A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Kuwait typically earns around 1,010 KWD per month. Salaries range from 540 KWD (lowest) to 1,530 KWD (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 Salary Distribution in Kuwait

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in Kuwait range from 540 KWD per month (minimum salary) to 1,530 KWD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 950 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 950 KWD while the other half are earning more than 950 KWD. 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 670 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 670 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 1,170 KWD while 25% are earning more than 1,170 KWD.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Power Plant Operator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Kuwait Power Plant Operator
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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 620 KWD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 760 KWD per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,070 KWD per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Power Plant Operator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,250 KWD per month, 17% 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 1,370 KWD per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,450 KWD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in Kuwait

0 - 2 Years
620 KWD
2 - 5 Years+23%
760 KWD
5 - 10 Years+42%
1,070 KWD
10 - 15 Years+17%
1,250 KWD
15 - 20 Years+10%
1,370 KWD
20+ Years+6%
1,450 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Power Plant Operator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Power Plant Operator(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 760 KWD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,050 KWD per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,490 KWD per month, 42% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in Kuwait

High School
760 KWD
Certificate or Diploma+40%
1,050 KWD
Bachelor's Degree+42%
1,490 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Power Plant Operator Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Kuwait earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
1,050 KWD
Female-10%
940 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kuwait for all Careers

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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Kuwait

How much are annual salary increments in Kuwait for Power Plant Operator(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Power Plant Operator

Power Plant Operator(s) in Kuwait are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Kuwait / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Kuwait is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kuwait 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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Power Plant Operator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Kuwait

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kuwait Power Plant Operator
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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.

66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
34%
No Bonus
66%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Power Plant Operator Average Hourly Wage in Kuwait


6 KWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kuwait is 6 KWD. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in Kuwait earns approximately 6 KWD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Power Plant Operator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Power Plant Operator and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Kuwait
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The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 11% less than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Assistant Yard Manager1,120 KWD+11%
Associate Analyst1,330 KWD+32%
Associate Landman560 KWD-44%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator490 KWD-51%
Biomass Plant Technician600 KWD-41%
Biomass Power Plant Manager1,730 KWD+71%
Chemical Plant Operator940 KWD-7%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer1,220 KWD+21%
Completions Engineer1,100 KWD+9%
Cost Controller880 KWD-13%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative1,240 KWD+23%
Dispatcher530 KWD-47%
Distribution Manager1,720 KWD+70%
Dragline Operator580 KWD-43%
Driller Offsider440 KWD-56%
Dump Truck Driver450 KWD-55%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager2,800 KWD+180%
Energy Advisor1,770 KWD+75%
Energy Analyst1,660 KWD+65%
Energy Auditor1,490 KWD+48%
Energy Dispatch Director2,140 KWD+110%
Energy Technical Assistant740 KWD-27%
Energy Technical Manager1,420 KWD+41%
Energy Technical Trainer1,020 KWD+1%
Exploration Manager1,990 KWD+97%
Field Safety Auditor1,370 KWD+36%
Fluids Engineer1,200 KWD+19%
Fuel Cell Engineer1,270 KWD+26%
Fuel Cell Technician610 KWD-40%
Fuels Handler540 KWD-46%
Gas Compressor Operator530 KWD-47%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator990 KWD-2%
Gas Supply Manager1,790 KWD+77%
Geologist2,140 KWD+110%
Geophysicist2,270 KWD+120%
Geothermal Production Manager2,050 KWD+100%
Geothermal Technician850 KWD-16%
HSE Engineer1,220 KWD+21%
HSE Officer750 KWD-26%
HSEQ Administrator860 KWD-15%
Inspector1,060 KWD+5%
Instructor1,010 KWD+0%
Instrument Designer930 KWD-8%
Lead Technical Field Advisor1,610 KWD+60%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator990 KWD-2%
Maintenance Engineer1,180 KWD+17%
Maintenance Superintendent1,110 KWD+10%
Material Controller810 KWD-20%
Mine Engineer1,170 KWD+16%
Mine Surveyor1,290 KWD+28%
Mining Project Administrator1,050 KWD+4%
Mining Project Assistant870 KWD-14%
Mining Project Controls Consultant1,270 KWD+26%
Mining Project Coordinator1,100 KWD+9%
Mining Project Engineer1,160 KWD+15%
Mining Project Manager1,450 KWD+44%
Mining Site Manager1,630 KWD+62%
Mining Team Leader1,290 KWD+28%
NDT Technician710 KWD-30%
Oil Service Unit Operator650 KWD-36%
Oil Trader1,570 KWD+56%
Oilwell Pumper460 KWD-54%
Petroleum Engineer 1,340 KWD+33%
Petroleum Geologist2,240 KWD+120%
Petroleum Pump System Operator670 KWD-34%
Pipeline Technician440 KWD-56%
Power Coordinator700 KWD-31%
Power Plant Operations Manager2,280 KWD+130%
Power Plant Operator1,010 KWD+0%
Radio Operator540 KWD-46%
Reliability Engineer1,210 KWD+20%
Reservoir Engineer1,070 KWD+6%
Risk Analyst1,410 KWD+40%
Roughneck1,250 KWD+24%
Scaffolder750 KWD-26%
Shutdown Engineer950 KWD-6%
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Solar Energy Systems Engineer1,260 KWD+25%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer810 KWD-20%
Solar Thermal Technician700 KWD-31%
Supply Operations Manager2,040 KWD+100%
Sustainability Specialist1,830 KWD+81%
System Development Advisor1,370 KWD+36%
Tanker Truck Driver460 KWD-54%
Utility Operator620 KWD-39%
Wind Energy Project Manager1,710 KWD+69%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Kuwait earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,230 KWD
Public Sector+10%
1,350 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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