A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Poland typically earns around 5,370 PLN per month. Salaries range from 2,580 PLN (lowest) to 8,440 PLN (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 Poland range from 2,580 PLN per month (minimum salary) to 8,440 PLN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,590 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 5,590 PLN while the other half are earning more than 5,590 PLN. 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 3,680 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,680 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 7,290 PLN while 25% are earning more than 7,290 PLN.
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 3,020 PLN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,280 PLN 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 5,630 PLN 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 6,910 PLN 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 7,350 PLN 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 8,060 PLN 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 3,750 PLN per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,510 PLN per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 7,380 PLN 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 Poland earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in Poland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 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 Poland 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.
44% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% 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 21% 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||6,190 PLN||+15%|
|Associate Analyst||7,440 PLN||+38%|
|Associate Landman||3,130 PLN||-42%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||2,730 PLN||-49%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||3,380 PLN||-37%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||9,430 PLN||+75%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||5,240 PLN||-2%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||6,870 PLN||+28%|
|Completions Engineer||6,630 PLN||+23%|
|Cost Controller||4,820 PLN||-10%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||7,340 PLN||+37%|
|Distribution Manager||9,800 PLN||+82%|
|Dragline Operator||3,210 PLN||-40%|
|Driller Offsider||2,410 PLN||-55%|
|Dump Truck Driver||2,720 PLN||-49%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||15,300 PLN||+180%|
|Energy Advisor||9,960 PLN||+85%|
|Energy Analyst||9,150 PLN||+70%|
|Energy Auditor||8,680 PLN||+62%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||11,200 PLN||+110%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||4,130 PLN||-23%|
|Energy Technical Manager||7,870 PLN||+46%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||6,050 PLN||+13%|
|Exploration Manager||12,300 PLN||+130%|
|Field Safety Auditor||7,400 PLN||+38%|
|Fluids Engineer||6,820 PLN||+27%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||6,860 PLN||+28%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||3,520 PLN||-34%|
|Fuels Handler||3,180 PLN||-41%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||2,880 PLN||-46%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||5,740 PLN||+7%|
|Gas Supply Manager||10,100 PLN||+88%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||11,800 PLN||+120%|
|Geothermal Technician||4,700 PLN||-13%|
|HSE Engineer||6,740 PLN||+25%|
|HSE Officer||3,980 PLN||-26%|
|HSEQ Administrator||4,790 PLN||-11%|
|Instrument Designer||5,430 PLN||+1%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||9,030 PLN||+68%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||6,020 PLN||+12%|
|Maintenance Engineer||7,170 PLN||+33%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||6,100 PLN||+14%|
|Material Controller||4,430 PLN||-18%|
|Mine Engineer||6,720 PLN||+25%|
|Mine Surveyor||7,100 PLN||+32%|
|Mining Project Administrator||5,760 PLN||+7%|
|Mining Project Assistant||4,670 PLN||-13%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||7,190 PLN||+34%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||5,930 PLN||+10%|
|Mining Project Engineer||6,450 PLN||+20%|
|Mining Project Manager||8,700 PLN||+62%|
|Mining Site Manager||8,880 PLN||+65%|
|Mining Team Leader||7,320 PLN||+36%|
|NDT Technician||4,270 PLN||-21%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||3,370 PLN||-37%|
|Oil Trader||8,470 PLN||+58%|
|Oilwell Pumper||2,550 PLN||-53%|
|Petroleum Engineer||7,960 PLN||+48%|
|Petroleum Geologist||11,800 PLN||+120%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||3,670 PLN||-32%|
|Pipeline Technician||2,460 PLN||-54%|
|Power Coordinator||4,050 PLN||-25%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||13,500 PLN||+150%|
|Power Plant Operator||5,370 PLN||-0%|
|Radio Operator||3,010 PLN||-44%|
|Reliability Engineer||6,840 PLN||+27%|
|Reservoir Engineer||6,320 PLN||+18%|
|Risk Analyst||8,600 PLN||+60%|
|Shutdown Engineer||5,790 PLN||+8%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||9,610 PLN||+79%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||7,270 PLN||+35%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||4,470 PLN||-17%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||4,140 PLN||-23%|
|Supply Operations Manager||11,200 PLN||+110%|
|Sustainability Specialist||10,900 PLN||+100%|
|System Development Advisor||7,630 PLN||+42%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||2,760 PLN||-49%|
|Utility Operator||3,750 PLN||-30%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||9,220 PLN||+72%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Poland earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.