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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in Nepal 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
59,900 NPR
( 719,000 NPR yearly)

LOW
31,800
NPR
AVERAGE
59,900
NPR
HIGH
91,100
NPR

A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Nepal typically earns around 59,900 NPR per month. Salaries range from 31,800 NPR (lowest) to 91,100 NPR (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 Nepal

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

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in Nepal range from 31,800 NPR per month (minimum salary) to 91,100 NPR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 56,300 NPR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 56,300 NPR while the other half are earning more than 56,300 NPR. 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 39,700 NPR while 75% of them are earning more than 39,700 NPR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 69,300 NPR while 25% are earning more than 69,300 NPR.


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?

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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 36,500 NPR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 44,800 NPR 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 63,500 NPR 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 74,200 NPR 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 81,600 NPR 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 86,400 NPR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in Nepal

0 - 2 Years
36,500 NPR
2 - 5 Years+23%
44,800 NPR
5 - 10 Years+42%
63,500 NPR
10 - 15 Years+17%
74,200 NPR
15 - 20 Years+10%
81,600 NPR
20+ Years+6%
86,400 NPR
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 44,800 NPR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 62,600 NPR per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 88,700 NPR per month, 42% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in Nepal

High School
44,800 NPR
Certificate or Diploma+40%
62,600 NPR
Bachelor's Degree+42%
88,700 NPR
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 Nepal earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
62,300 NPR
Female-10%
56,300 NPR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nepal for all Careers

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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nepal

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

Power Plant Operator

Power Plant Operator(s) in Nepal 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.

Nepal / 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 Nepal 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 Nepal 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 Nepal

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nepal 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 Nepal


350 NPR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nepal is 350 NPR. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in Nepal earns approximately 350 NPR 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 Nepal
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The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 18% 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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Associate Analyst80,400 NPR+34%
Associate Landman33,800 NPR-44%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator30,500 NPR-49%
Biomass Plant Technician35,600 NPR-41%
Biomass Power Plant Manager107,000 NPR+79%
Chemical Plant Operator61,400 NPR+2%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer77,700 NPR+30%
Completions Engineer67,100 NPR+12%
Cost Controller53,800 NPR-10%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative80,400 NPR+34%
Dispatcher32,200 NPR-46%
Distribution Manager99,600 NPR+66%
Dragline Operator35,600 NPR-41%
Driller Offsider25,500 NPR-57%
Dump Truck Driver28,300 NPR-53%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager162,000 NPR+170%
Energy Advisor111,000 NPR+85%
Energy Analyst101,000 NPR+69%
Energy Auditor94,100 NPR+57%
Energy Dispatch Director129,000 NPR+120%
Energy Technical Assistant47,600 NPR-21%
Energy Technical Manager89,800 NPR+50%
Energy Technical Trainer64,000 NPR+7%
Exploration Manager124,000 NPR+110%
Field Safety Auditor78,900 NPR+32%
Fluids Engineer69,300 NPR+16%
Fuel Cell Engineer79,600 NPR+33%
Fuel Cell Technician36,100 NPR-40%
Fuels Handler34,800 NPR-42%
Gas Compressor Operator31,700 NPR-47%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator61,700 NPR+3%
Gas Supply Manager108,000 NPR+80%
Geologist135,000 NPR+130%
Geophysicist128,000 NPR+110%
Geothermal Production Manager131,000 NPR+120%
Geothermal Technician51,100 NPR-15%
HSE Engineer73,300 NPR+22%
HSE Officer46,900 NPR-22%
HSEQ Administrator50,800 NPR-15%
Inspector66,300 NPR+11%
Instructor57,400 NPR-4%
Instrument Designer58,900 NPR-2%
Lead Technical Field Advisor92,400 NPR+54%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator62,600 NPR+4%
Maintenance Engineer78,100 NPR+30%
Maintenance Superintendent65,700 NPR+10%
Material Controller50,900 NPR-15%
Mine Engineer68,900 NPR+15%
Mine Surveyor78,700 NPR+31%
Mining Project Administrator65,000 NPR+8%
Mining Project Assistant49,300 NPR-18%
Mining Project Controls Consultant82,200 NPR+37%
Mining Project Coordinator65,600 NPR+9%
Mining Project Engineer72,200 NPR+20%
Mining Project Manager91,200 NPR+52%
Mining Site Manager101,000 NPR+69%
Mining Team Leader77,100 NPR+29%
NDT Technician43,100 NPR-28%
Oil Service Unit Operator36,800 NPR-39%
Oil Trader90,300 NPR+51%
Oilwell Pumper28,200 NPR-53%
Petroleum Engineer 79,700 NPR+33%
Petroleum Geologist128,000 NPR+110%
Petroleum Pump System Operator42,200 NPR-30%
Pipeline Technician28,900 NPR-52%
Power Coordinator45,100 NPR-25%
Power Plant Operations Manager140,000 NPR+130%
Power Plant Operator59,900 NPR-0%
Radio Operator32,600 NPR-46%
Reliability Engineer73,400 NPR+22%
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Risk Analyst93,700 NPR+56%
Roughneck78,400 NPR+31%
Scaffolder50,100 NPR-16%
Shutdown Engineer60,200 NPR+0%
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Solar Thermal Technician47,000 NPR-22%
Supply Operations Manager114,000 NPR+90%
Sustainability Specialist123,000 NPR+110%
System Development Advisor85,400 NPR+42%
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Utility Operator37,900 NPR-37%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kathmandu67,300 NPR
Pokhara62,400 NPR

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 Nepal earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
78,300 NPR
Public Sector+10%
86,400 NPR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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