A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Macao typically earns around 5,820 MOP per month. Salaries range from 2,680 MOP (lowest) to 9,260 MOP (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 Macao range from 2,680 MOP per month (minimum salary) to 9,260 MOP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 6,290 MOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 6,290 MOP while the other half are earning more than 6,290 MOP. 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 4,030 MOP while 75% of them are earning more than 4,030 MOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 8,390 MOP while 25% are earning more than 8,390 MOP.
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 3,040 MOP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,060 MOP per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,000 MOP per month, 48% 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 7,320 MOP 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 7,970 MOP per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,630 MOP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 3,470 MOP per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,440 MOP per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,120 MOP per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+57%|
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 Macao earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in Macao 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 Macao 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.
59% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 41% 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 13% 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||6,690 MOP||+15%|
|Associate Analyst||7,430 MOP||+28%|
|Associate Landman||3,120 MOP||-46%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||2,820 MOP||-52%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||3,540 MOP||-39%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||9,430 MOP||+62%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||5,540 MOP||-5%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||7,000 MOP||+20%|
|Completions Engineer||6,350 MOP||+9%|
|Cost Controller||4,850 MOP||-17%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||7,620 MOP||+31%|
|Distribution Manager||9,920 MOP||+70%|
|Dragline Operator||3,370 MOP||-42%|
|Driller Offsider||2,600 MOP||-55%|
|Dump Truck Driver||2,820 MOP||-52%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||16,600 MOP||+190%|
|Energy Advisor||10,200 MOP||+75%|
|Energy Analyst||10,100 MOP||+74%|
|Energy Auditor||9,140 MOP||+57%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||11,600 MOP||+99%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||4,180 MOP||-28%|
|Energy Technical Manager||8,510 MOP||+46%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||6,060 MOP||+4%|
|Exploration Manager||12,100 MOP||+110%|
|Field Safety Auditor||7,680 MOP||+32%|
|Fluids Engineer||6,900 MOP||+19%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||7,170 MOP||+23%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||3,510 MOP||-40%|
|Fuels Handler||3,300 MOP||-43%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||2,920 MOP||-50%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||5,560 MOP||-4%|
|Gas Supply Manager||11,000 MOP||+89%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||11,800 MOP||+100%|
|Geothermal Technician||4,970 MOP||-15%|
|HSE Engineer||7,120 MOP||+22%|
|HSE Officer||4,440 MOP||-24%|
|HSEQ Administrator||4,820 MOP||-17%|
|Instrument Designer||5,720 MOP||-2%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||8,750 MOP||+50%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||6,230 MOP||+7%|
|Maintenance Engineer||7,220 MOP||+24%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||6,540 MOP||+12%|
|Material Controller||4,820 MOP||-17%|
|Mine Engineer||6,700 MOP||+15%|
|Mine Surveyor||7,840 MOP||+35%|
|Mining Project Administrator||6,310 MOP||+8%|
|Mining Project Assistant||4,920 MOP||-15%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||7,980 MOP||+37%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||6,070 MOP||+4%|
|Mining Project Engineer||6,670 MOP||+15%|
|Mining Project Manager||8,640 MOP||+48%|
|Mining Site Manager||8,880 MOP||+53%|
|Mining Team Leader||7,670 MOP||+32%|
|NDT Technician||4,080 MOP||-30%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||3,580 MOP||-38%|
|Oil Trader||8,780 MOP||+51%|
|Oilwell Pumper||2,670 MOP||-54%|
|Petroleum Engineer||7,750 MOP||+33%|
|Petroleum Geologist||13,100 MOP||+130%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||4,000 MOP||-31%|
|Pipeline Technician||2,600 MOP||-55%|
|Power Coordinator||4,280 MOP||-26%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||13,600 MOP||+130%|
|Power Plant Operator||5,820 MOP||-0%|
|Radio Operator||3,010 MOP||-48%|
|Reliability Engineer||7,120 MOP||+22%|
|Reservoir Engineer||6,560 MOP||+13%|
|Risk Analyst||8,660 MOP||+49%|
|Shutdown Engineer||6,000 MOP||+3%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||9,740 MOP||+67%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||7,040 MOP||+21%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||4,570 MOP||-21%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||4,450 MOP||-24%|
|Supply Operations Manager||11,700 MOP||+100%|
|Sustainability Specialist||11,100 MOP||+91%|
|System Development Advisor||7,890 MOP||+36%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||2,630 MOP||-55%|
|Utility Operator||3,590 MOP||-38%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||9,490 MOP||+63%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Macao earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.