A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Austria typically earns around 3,030 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,550 EUR (lowest) to 4,660 EUR (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 Austria range from 1,550 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,660 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,970 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 2,970 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,970 EUR. 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 2,030 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,030 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 3,740 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,740 EUR.
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 1,730 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,260 EUR per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,170 EUR per month, 40% 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 3,810 EUR per month, 20% 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 4,130 EUR 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 4,460 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|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 1,980 EUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,920 EUR per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,480 EUR per month, 53% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+47%|
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 Austria earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in Austria 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 Austria 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.
64% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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 11% less than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
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|Associate Analyst||3,980 EUR||+31%|
|Associate Landman||1,670 EUR||-45%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||1,440 EUR||-52%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||1,720 EUR||-43%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||5,010 EUR||+65%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||2,880 EUR||-5%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||3,810 EUR||+26%|
|Completions Engineer||3,280 EUR||+8%|
|Cost Controller||2,500 EUR||-17%|
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|Distribution Manager||5,040 EUR||+66%|
|Dragline Operator||1,620 EUR||-47%|
|Driller Offsider||1,230 EUR||-59%|
|Dump Truck Driver||1,440 EUR||-52%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||7,860 EUR||+160%|
|Energy Advisor||5,410 EUR||+79%|
|Energy Analyst||4,870 EUR||+61%|
|Energy Auditor||4,360 EUR||+44%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||6,010 EUR||+98%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||2,120 EUR||-30%|
|Energy Technical Manager||4,480 EUR||+48%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||3,200 EUR||+6%|
|Exploration Manager||6,180 EUR||+100%|
|Field Safety Auditor||3,900 EUR||+29%|
|Fluids Engineer||3,510 EUR||+16%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||3,910 EUR||+29%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||1,890 EUR||-38%|
|Fuels Handler||1,670 EUR||-45%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||1,620 EUR||-47%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||3,050 EUR||+1%|
|Gas Supply Manager||5,520 EUR||+82%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||6,200 EUR||+100%|
|Geothermal Technician||2,570 EUR||-15%|
|HSE Engineer||3,690 EUR||+22%|
|HSE Officer||2,280 EUR||-25%|
|HSEQ Administrator||2,510 EUR||-17%|
|Instrument Designer||2,730 EUR||-10%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||4,760 EUR||+57%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||3,180 EUR||+5%|
|Maintenance Engineer||3,740 EUR||+23%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||3,200 EUR||+6%|
|Material Controller||2,460 EUR||-19%|
|Mine Engineer||3,610 EUR||+19%|
|Mine Surveyor||3,780 EUR||+25%|
|Mining Project Administrator||3,130 EUR||+3%|
|Mining Project Assistant||2,600 EUR||-14%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||4,170 EUR||+38%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||3,260 EUR||+8%|
|Mining Project Engineer||3,420 EUR||+13%|
|Mining Project Manager||4,720 EUR||+56%|
|Mining Site Manager||4,720 EUR||+56%|
|Mining Team Leader||3,730 EUR||+23%|
|NDT Technician||2,110 EUR||-30%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||1,830 EUR||-40%|
|Oil Trader||4,460 EUR||+47%|
|Oilwell Pumper||1,290 EUR||-57%|
|Petroleum Engineer||4,160 EUR||+37%|
|Petroleum Geologist||6,250 EUR||+110%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||2,040 EUR||-33%|
|Pipeline Technician||1,350 EUR||-55%|
|Power Coordinator||2,240 EUR||-26%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||7,020 EUR||+130%|
|Power Plant Operator||3,030 EUR||+0%|
|Radio Operator||1,610 EUR||-47%|
|Reliability Engineer||3,560 EUR||+18%|
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|Risk Analyst||4,490 EUR||+48%|
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|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||3,860 EUR||+27%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||2,240 EUR||-26%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||2,160 EUR||-29%|
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|Sustainability Specialist||5,540 EUR||+83%|
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|Wiener Neustadt||2,740 EUR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.