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 salaries in Pakistan range from 28,400 PKR per month (minimum salary) to 92,900 PKR per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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.
|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 Pakistan earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 20% 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||72,400 PKR||+22%|
|Associate Analyst||77,600 PKR||+31%|
|Associate Landman||32,600 PKR||-45%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||31,100 PKR||-47%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||35,400 PKR||-40%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||108,000 PKR||+83%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||59,200 PKR||+0%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||78,200 PKR||+32%|
|Completions Engineer||67,300 PKR||+14%|
|Cost Controller||51,400 PKR||-13%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||79,200 PKR||+34%|
|Distribution Manager||103,000 PKR||+74%|
|Dragline Operator||33,300 PKR||-44%|
|Driller Offsider||26,700 PKR||-55%|
|Dump Truck Driver||29,500 PKR||-50%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||170,000 PKR||+190%|
|Energy Advisor||117,000 PKR||+98%|
|Energy Analyst||100,000 PKR||+69%|
|Energy Auditor||94,000 PKR||+59%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||123,000 PKR||+110%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||45,700 PKR||-23%|
|Energy Technical Manager||92,000 PKR||+56%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||65,800 PKR||+11%|
|Exploration Manager||133,000 PKR||+120%|
|Field Safety Auditor||84,200 PKR||+42%|
|Fluids Engineer||72,000 PKR||+22%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||80,300 PKR||+36%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||37,000 PKR||-37%|
|Fuels Handler||34,300 PKR||-42%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||31,700 PKR||-46%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||62,500 PKR||+6%|
|Gas Supply Manager||108,000 PKR||+83%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||127,000 PKR||+110%|
|Geothermal Technician||50,300 PKR||-15%|
|HSE Engineer||72,100 PKR||+22%|
|HSE Officer||46,700 PKR||-21%|
|HSEQ Administrator||51,500 PKR||-13%|
|Instrument Designer||58,900 PKR||-0%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||97,700 PKR||+65%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||65,300 PKR||+10%|
|Maintenance Engineer||73,100 PKR||+24%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||65,600 PKR||+11%|
|Material Controller||50,500 PKR||-15%|
|Mine Engineer||70,600 PKR||+19%|
|Mine Surveyor||77,600 PKR||+31%|
|Mining Project Administrator||67,500 PKR||+14%|
|Mining Project Assistant||53,400 PKR||-10%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||81,400 PKR||+38%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||63,600 PKR||+8%|
|Mining Project Engineer||73,700 PKR||+25%|
|Mining Project Manager||96,800 PKR||+64%|
|Mining Site Manager||102,000 PKR||+72%|
|Mining Team Leader||76,600 PKR||+29%|
|NDT Technician||43,300 PKR||-27%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||39,400 PKR||-33%|
|Oil Trader||96,300 PKR||+63%|
|Oilwell Pumper||26,400 PKR||-55%|
|Petroleum Engineer||81,300 PKR||+37%|
|Petroleum Geologist||135,000 PKR||+130%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||41,900 PKR||-29%|
|Pipeline Technician||27,800 PKR||-53%|
|Power Coordinator||46,100 PKR||-22%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||137,000 PKR||+130%|
|Power Plant Operator||59,200 PKR||+0%|
|Radio Operator||31,400 PKR||-47%|
|Reliability Engineer||69,600 PKR||+18%|
|Reservoir Engineer||68,100 PKR||+15%|
|Risk Analyst||87,700 PKR||+48%|
|Shutdown Engineer||62,800 PKR||+6%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||106,000 PKR||+79%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||79,200 PKR||+34%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||48,300 PKR||-18%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||44,200 PKR||-25%|
|Supply Operations Manager||125,000 PKR||+110%|
|Sustainability Specialist||114,000 PKR||+93%|
|System Development Advisor||87,200 PKR||+47%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||30,100 PKR||-49%|
|Utility Operator||38,100 PKR||-36%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||102,000 PKR||+72%|
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.