A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Lesotho typically earns around 9,270 LSL per month. Salaries range from 4,540 LSL (lowest) to 14,500 LSL (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 Lesotho range from 4,540 LSL per month (minimum salary) to 14,500 LSL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 9,460 LSL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 9,460 LSL while the other half are earning more than 9,460 LSL. 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 6,300 LSL while 75% of them are earning more than 6,300 LSL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 12,200 LSL while 25% are earning more than 12,200 LSL.
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 5,390 LSL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,920 LSL per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 9,550 LSL per month, 38% 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 11,800 LSL per month, 24% 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 12,700 LSL per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 13,500 LSL per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 6,920 LSL per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 9,900 LSL per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 13,700 LSL per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+43%|
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 Lesotho earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in Lesotho are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Lesotho 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.
62% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 38% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 12% 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||10,700 LSL||+15%|
|Associate Analyst||11,400 LSL||+23%|
|Associate Landman||4,790 LSL||-48%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||4,460 LSL||-52%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||5,450 LSL||-41%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||15,900 LSL||+72%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||9,270 LSL||=|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||11,400 LSL||+23%|
|Completions Engineer||10,600 LSL||+14%|
|Cost Controller||8,090 LSL||-13%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||12,000 LSL||+29%|
|Distribution Manager||14,800 LSL||+60%|
|Dragline Operator||5,170 LSL||-44%|
|Driller Offsider||3,760 LSL||-59%|
|Dump Truck Driver||4,450 LSL||-52%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||23,900 LSL||+160%|
|Energy Advisor||16,400 LSL||+77%|
|Energy Analyst||15,500 LSL||+67%|
|Energy Auditor||13,900 LSL||+50%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||18,400 LSL||+98%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||6,910 LSL||-25%|
|Energy Technical Manager||13,600 LSL||+47%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||9,250 LSL||-0%|
|Exploration Manager||19,100 LSL||+110%|
|Field Safety Auditor||12,100 LSL||+31%|
|Fluids Engineer||10,300 LSL||+11%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||11,100 LSL||+20%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||5,410 LSL||-42%|
|Fuels Handler||5,180 LSL||-44%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||4,810 LSL||-48%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||9,090 LSL||-2%|
|Gas Supply Manager||17,200 LSL||+86%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||18,000 LSL||+94%|
|Geothermal Technician||7,510 LSL||-19%|
|HSE Engineer||10,800 LSL||+17%|
|HSE Officer||6,680 LSL||-28%|
|HSEQ Administrator||8,060 LSL||-13%|
|Instrument Designer||8,730 LSL||-6%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||14,300 LSL||+54%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||9,830 LSL||+6%|
|Maintenance Engineer||10,900 LSL||+18%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||9,600 LSL||+4%|
|Material Controller||7,600 LSL||-18%|
|Mine Engineer||10,300 LSL||+11%|
|Mine Surveyor||12,000 LSL||+29%|
|Mining Project Administrator||9,820 LSL||+6%|
|Mining Project Assistant||7,510 LSL||-19%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||12,100 LSL||+31%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||9,820 LSL||+6%|
|Mining Project Engineer||10,500 LSL||+13%|
|Mining Project Manager||13,400 LSL||+45%|
|Mining Site Manager||15,000 LSL||+62%|
|Mining Team Leader||11,800 LSL||+27%|
|NDT Technician||6,820 LSL||-26%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||5,930 LSL||-36%|
|Oil Trader||13,800 LSL||+49%|
|Oilwell Pumper||4,100 LSL||-56%|
|Petroleum Engineer||12,500 LSL||+35%|
|Petroleum Geologist||20,000 LSL||+120%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||6,300 LSL||-32%|
|Pipeline Technician||4,360 LSL||-53%|
|Power Coordinator||6,500 LSL||-30%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||20,500 LSL||+120%|
|Power Plant Operator||9,270 LSL||=|
|Radio Operator||4,620 LSL||-50%|
|Reliability Engineer||11,100 LSL||+20%|
|Reservoir Engineer||10,300 LSL||+11%|
|Risk Analyst||13,100 LSL||+41%|
|Shutdown Engineer||9,460 LSL||+2%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||16,000 LSL||+73%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||11,500 LSL||+24%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||7,420 LSL||-20%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||6,500 LSL||-30%|
|Supply Operations Manager||18,200 LSL||+96%|
|Sustainability Specialist||18,200 LSL||+96%|
|System Development Advisor||12,500 LSL||+35%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||4,450 LSL||-52%|
|Utility Operator||6,000 LSL||-35%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||15,100 LSL||+63%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Lesotho earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.