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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in Philippines 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
31,800 PHP
( 382,000 PHP yearly)


A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Philippines typically earns around 31,800 PHP per month. Salaries range from 14,600 PHP (lowest) to 50,600 PHP (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 Philippines

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

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in Philippines range from 14,600 PHP per month (minimum salary) to 50,600 PHP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 34,400 PHP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 34,400 PHP while the other half are earning more than 34,400 PHP. 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 22,100 PHP while 75% of them are earning more than 22,100 PHP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 45,900 PHP while 25% are earning more than 45,900 PHP.

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 Philippines 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 16,600 PHP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 22,200 PHP 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 32,800 PHP per month, 48% 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 40,000 PHP per month, 22% 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 43,600 PHP 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 47,200 PHP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in Philippines

0 - 2 Years
16,600 PHP
2 - 5 Years+34%
22,200 PHP
5 - 10 Years+48%
32,800 PHP
10 - 15 Years+22%
40,000 PHP
15 - 20 Years+9%
43,600 PHP
20+ Years+8%
47,200 PHP
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 Philippines 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 19,000 PHP per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 29,700 PHP per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 49,900 PHP per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in Philippines

High School
19,000 PHP
Certificate or Diploma+57%
29,700 PHP
Bachelor's Degree+68%
49,900 PHP
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 Philippines earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.

34,000 PHP
29,600 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Philippines

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

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Power Plant Operator(s) in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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.

Philippines / 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 Philippines is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Philippines

180 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Philippines is 180 PHP. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in Philippines earns approximately 180 PHP 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 Philippines
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The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 21% 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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Dump Truck Driver15,000 PHP-53%
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Energy Advisor61,200 PHP+92%
Energy Analyst57,200 PHP+80%
Energy Auditor49,000 PHP+54%
Energy Dispatch Director71,000 PHP+120%
Energy Technical Assistant24,800 PHP-22%
Energy Technical Manager46,700 PHP+47%
Energy Technical Trainer35,300 PHP+11%
Exploration Manager70,000 PHP+120%
Field Safety Auditor43,700 PHP+37%
Fluids Engineer38,300 PHP+20%
Fuel Cell Engineer43,100 PHP+35%
Fuel Cell Technician20,000 PHP-37%
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Instructor31,700 PHP-0%
Instrument Designer30,700 PHP-4%
Lead Technical Field Advisor52,100 PHP+64%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator33,200 PHP+4%
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Maintenance Superintendent36,300 PHP+14%
Material Controller27,000 PHP-15%
Mine Engineer38,100 PHP+20%
Mine Surveyor44,400 PHP+40%
Mining Project Administrator33,800 PHP+6%
Mining Project Assistant27,300 PHP-14%
Mining Project Controls Consultant46,300 PHP+46%
Mining Project Coordinator34,200 PHP+7%
Mining Project Engineer36,800 PHP+16%
Mining Project Manager49,400 PHP+55%
Mining Site Manager53,700 PHP+69%
Mining Team Leader44,300 PHP+39%
NDT Technician24,800 PHP-22%
Oil Service Unit Operator21,600 PHP-32%
Oil Trader50,000 PHP+57%
Oilwell Pumper14,400 PHP-55%
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Petroleum Geologist73,900 PHP+130%
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Power Coordinator24,500 PHP-23%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo33,800 PHP
Cagayan de Oro32,400 PHP
Cebu35,100 PHP
Dasmarinas29,300 PHP
Davao36,300 PHP
Kalookan35,800 PHP
Las Pinas30,400 PHP
Makati29,800 PHP
Manila37,100 PHP
Paranaque31,700 PHP
Pasig33,100 PHP
Quezon City37,800 PHP
Taguig34,400 PHP
Valenzuela31,200 PHP

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

Private Sector
42,100 PHP
Public Sector+12%
47,100 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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