A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Azerbaijan typically earns around 2,350 AZN per month. Salaries range from 1,220 AZN (lowest) to 3,600 AZN (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 Azerbaijan range from 1,220 AZN per month (minimum salary) to 3,600 AZN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,260 AZN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 2,260 AZN while the other half are earning more than 2,260 AZN. 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 1,570 AZN while 75% of them are earning more than 1,570 AZN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 2,810 AZN while 25% are earning more than 2,810 AZN.
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 1,390 AZN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,870 AZN 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 2,420 AZN per month, 30% 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 2,940 AZN per month, 21% 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 3,210 AZN 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 3,380 AZN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 1,650 AZN per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,370 AZN per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,270 AZN 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 Azerbaijan earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan 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.
51% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% 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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||2,600 AZN||+10%|
|Associate Analyst||3,110 AZN||+32%|
|Associate Landman||1,310 AZN||-44%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||1,140 AZN||-52%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||1,390 AZN||-41%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||4,050 AZN||+72%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||2,180 AZN||-7%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||2,850 AZN||+21%|
|Completions Engineer||2,570 AZN||+9%|
|Cost Controller||2,060 AZN||-12%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||2,900 AZN||+23%|
|Distribution Manager||4,020 AZN||+71%|
|Dragline Operator||1,360 AZN||-42%|
|Driller Offsider||1,030 AZN||-56%|
|Dump Truck Driver||1,050 AZN||-55%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||6,530 AZN||+180%|
|Energy Advisor||4,130 AZN||+76%|
|Energy Analyst||3,880 AZN||+65%|
|Energy Auditor||3,470 AZN||+47%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||4,990 AZN||+110%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||1,720 AZN||-27%|
|Energy Technical Manager||3,310 AZN||+41%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||2,390 AZN||+2%|
|Exploration Manager||4,650 AZN||+98%|
|Field Safety Auditor||3,190 AZN||+36%|
|Fluids Engineer||2,800 AZN||+19%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||2,960 AZN||+26%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||1,430 AZN||-39%|
|Fuels Handler||1,260 AZN||-46%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||1,230 AZN||-48%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||2,320 AZN||-1%|
|Gas Supply Manager||4,170 AZN||+77%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||4,780 AZN||+100%|
|Geothermal Technician||1,980 AZN||-16%|
|HSE Engineer||2,850 AZN||+21%|
|HSE Officer||1,760 AZN||-25%|
|HSEQ Administrator||2,000 AZN||-15%|
|Instrument Designer||2,170 AZN||-8%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||3,750 AZN||+59%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||2,310 AZN||-2%|
|Maintenance Engineer||2,740 AZN||+16%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||2,600 AZN||+10%|
|Material Controller||1,880 AZN||-20%|
|Mine Engineer||2,730 AZN||+16%|
|Mine Surveyor||3,010 AZN||+28%|
|Mining Project Administrator||2,440 AZN||+4%|
|Mining Project Assistant||2,030 AZN||-14%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||2,950 AZN||+25%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||2,570 AZN||+9%|
|Mining Project Engineer||2,700 AZN||+15%|
|Mining Project Manager||3,380 AZN||+44%|
|Mining Site Manager||3,810 AZN||+62%|
|Mining Team Leader||3,020 AZN||+28%|
|NDT Technician||1,650 AZN||-30%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||1,510 AZN||-36%|
|Oil Trader||3,650 AZN||+55%|
|Oilwell Pumper||1,080 AZN||-54%|
|Petroleum Engineer||3,120 AZN||+33%|
|Petroleum Geologist||5,230 AZN||+120%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||1,560 AZN||-34%|
|Pipeline Technician||1,030 AZN||-56%|
|Power Coordinator||1,640 AZN||-30%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||5,320 AZN||+130%|
|Power Plant Operator||2,350 AZN||-0%|
|Radio Operator||1,260 AZN||-46%|
|Reliability Engineer||2,820 AZN||+20%|
|Reservoir Engineer||2,500 AZN||+6%|
|Risk Analyst||3,290 AZN||+40%|
|Shutdown Engineer||2,230 AZN||-5%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||4,110 AZN||+75%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||2,940 AZN||+25%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||1,880 AZN||-20%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||1,640 AZN||-30%|
|Supply Operations Manager||4,750 AZN||+100%|
|Sustainability Specialist||4,280 AZN||+82%|
|System Development Advisor||3,200 AZN||+36%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||1,080 AZN||-54%|
|Utility Operator||1,460 AZN||-38%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||3,980 AZN||+69%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Azerbaijan earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.