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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in Pakistan 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
59,200 PKR
( 710,000 PKR yearly)


A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Pakistan typically earns around 59,200 PKR per month. Salaries range from 28,400 PKR (lowest) to 92,900 PKR (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 Pakistan

Median and salary distribution monthly Pakistan Power Plant Operator
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in Pakistan range from 28,400 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 92,900 PKR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 61,500 PKR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 61,500 PKR while the other half are earning more than 61,500 PKR. 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 40,500 PKR while 75% of them are earning more than 40,500 PKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 80,300 PKR while 25% are earning more than 80,300 PKR.

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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Pakistan Power Plant Operator
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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 33,200 PKR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 47,100 PKR per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 61,900 PKR per month, 31% 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 76,100 PKR per month, 23% 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 81,000 PKR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 88,700 PKR per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in Pakistan

0 - 2 Years
33,200 PKR
2 - 5 Years+42%
47,100 PKR
5 - 10 Years+31%
61,900 PKR
10 - 15 Years+23%
76,100 PKR
15 - 20 Years+6%
81,000 PKR
20+ Years+10%
88,700 PKR
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.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Pakistan Power Plant Operator
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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 41,300 PKR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 60,600 PKR per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 81,300 PKR per month, 34% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in Pakistan

High School
41,300 PKR
Certificate or Diploma+47%
60,600 PKR
Bachelor's Degree+34%
81,300 PKR
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 Pakistan earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

63,300 PKR
57,400 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Pakistan for all Careers

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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Pakistan

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

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Power Plant Operator(s) in Pakistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 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.

Pakistan / 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 Pakistan is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Pakistan 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Power Plant Operator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Pakistan

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

47% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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 Pakistan

340 PKR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Pakistan is 340 PKR. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in Pakistan earns approximately 340 PKR 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 Pakistan
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The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 20% 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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager72,400 PKR+22%
Associate Analyst77,600 PKR+31%
Associate Landman32,600 PKR-45%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator31,100 PKR-47%
Biomass Plant Technician35,400 PKR-40%
Biomass Power Plant Manager108,000 PKR+83%
Chemical Plant Operator59,200 PKR+0%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer78,200 PKR+32%
Completions Engineer67,300 PKR+14%
Cost Controller51,400 PKR-13%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative79,200 PKR+34%
Dispatcher30,000 PKR-49%
Distribution Manager103,000 PKR+74%
Dragline Operator33,300 PKR-44%
Driller Offsider26,700 PKR-55%
Dump Truck Driver29,500 PKR-50%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager170,000 PKR+190%
Energy Advisor117,000 PKR+98%
Energy Analyst100,000 PKR+69%
Energy Auditor94,000 PKR+59%
Energy Dispatch Director123,000 PKR+110%
Energy Technical Assistant45,700 PKR-23%
Energy Technical Manager92,000 PKR+56%
Energy Technical Trainer65,800 PKR+11%
Exploration Manager133,000 PKR+120%
Field Safety Auditor84,200 PKR+42%
Fluids Engineer72,000 PKR+22%
Fuel Cell Engineer80,300 PKR+36%
Fuel Cell Technician37,000 PKR-37%
Fuels Handler34,300 PKR-42%
Gas Compressor Operator31,700 PKR-46%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator62,500 PKR+6%
Gas Supply Manager108,000 PKR+83%
Geologist136,000 PKR+130%
Geophysicist139,000 PKR+130%
Geothermal Production Manager127,000 PKR+110%
Geothermal Technician50,300 PKR-15%
HSE Engineer72,100 PKR+22%
HSE Officer46,700 PKR-21%
HSEQ Administrator51,500 PKR-13%
Inspector70,500 PKR+19%
Instructor62,000 PKR+5%
Instrument Designer58,900 PKR-0%
Lead Technical Field Advisor97,700 PKR+65%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator65,300 PKR+10%
Maintenance Engineer73,100 PKR+24%
Maintenance Superintendent65,600 PKR+11%
Material Controller50,500 PKR-15%
Mine Engineer70,600 PKR+19%
Mine Surveyor77,600 PKR+31%
Mining Project Administrator67,500 PKR+14%
Mining Project Assistant53,400 PKR-10%
Mining Project Controls Consultant81,400 PKR+38%
Mining Project Coordinator63,600 PKR+8%
Mining Project Engineer73,700 PKR+25%
Mining Project Manager96,800 PKR+64%
Mining Site Manager102,000 PKR+72%
Mining Team Leader76,600 PKR+29%
NDT Technician43,300 PKR-27%
Oil Service Unit Operator39,400 PKR-33%
Oil Trader96,300 PKR+63%
Oilwell Pumper26,400 PKR-55%
Petroleum Engineer 81,300 PKR+37%
Petroleum Geologist135,000 PKR+130%
Petroleum Pump System Operator41,900 PKR-29%
Pipeline Technician27,800 PKR-53%
Power Coordinator46,100 PKR-22%
Power Plant Operations Manager137,000 PKR+130%
Power Plant Operator59,200 PKR+0%
Radio Operator31,400 PKR-47%
Reliability Engineer69,600 PKR+18%
Reservoir Engineer68,100 PKR+15%
Risk Analyst87,700 PKR+48%
Roughneck77,300 PKR+31%
Scaffolder46,400 PKR-22%
Shutdown Engineer62,800 PKR+6%
Solar Energy Installation Manager106,000 PKR+79%
Solar Energy Systems Engineer79,200 PKR+34%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer48,300 PKR-18%
Solar Thermal Technician44,200 PKR-25%
Supply Operations Manager125,000 PKR+110%
Sustainability Specialist114,000 PKR+93%
System Development Advisor87,200 PKR+47%
Tanker Truck Driver30,100 PKR-49%
Utility Operator38,100 PKR-36%
Wind Energy Project Manager102,000 PKR+72%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bahawalpur55,800 PKR
Faisalabad66,100 PKR
Gujranwala63,400 PKR
Hyderabad59,800 PKR
Islamabad58,300 PKR
Karachi68,700 PKR
Lahore67,400 PKR
Multan61,100 PKR
Peshawar62,100 PKR
Quetta57,200 PKR
Rawalpindi64,800 PKR
Sargodha54,600 PKR
Sialkot53,400 PKR

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 Pakistan earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
76,200 PKR
Public Sector+12%
85,400 PKR
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