A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Portugal typically earns around 1,950 EUR per month. Salaries range from 960 EUR (lowest) to 3,050 EUR (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 Portugal range from 960 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,050 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,990 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 1,990 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,990 EUR. 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 1,330 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,330 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 2,570 EUR while 25% are earning more than 2,570 EUR.
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 1,130 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,460 EUR per month, 28% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,010 EUR per month, 38% 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 2,490 EUR per month, 24% 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 2,670 EUR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 2,850 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+28%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 1,460 EUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,080 EUR per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 2,880 EUR per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+43%|
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 Portugal earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in Portugal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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 Portugal 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.
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|Assistant Yard Manager||2,360 EUR||+21%|
|Associate Analyst||2,720 EUR||+39%|
|Associate Landman||1,140 EUR||-42%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||1,010 EUR||-48%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||1,150 EUR||-41%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||3,560 EUR||+82%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||2,050 EUR||+5%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||2,660 EUR||+36%|
|Completions Engineer||2,430 EUR||+24%|
|Cost Controller||1,850 EUR||-5%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||2,590 EUR||+33%|
|Distribution Manager||3,310 EUR||+70%|
|Dragline Operator||1,130 EUR||-42%|
|Driller Offsider||840 EUR||-57%|
|Dump Truck Driver||930 EUR||-52%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||5,380 EUR||+180%|
|Energy Advisor||3,930 EUR||+100%|
|Energy Analyst||3,400 EUR||+74%|
|Energy Auditor||2,920 EUR||+50%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||4,360 EUR||+120%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||1,570 EUR||-20%|
|Energy Technical Manager||3,010 EUR||+54%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||2,110 EUR||+8%|
|Exploration Manager||4,310 EUR||+120%|
|Field Safety Auditor||2,830 EUR||+45%|
|Fluids Engineer||2,310 EUR||+18%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||2,680 EUR||+37%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||1,240 EUR||-36%|
|Fuels Handler||1,120 EUR||-43%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||1,130 EUR||-42%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||2,040 EUR||+5%|
|Gas Supply Manager||3,560 EUR||+82%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||4,240 EUR||+120%|
|Geothermal Technician||1,690 EUR||-13%|
|HSE Engineer||2,430 EUR||+24%|
|HSE Officer||1,440 EUR||-26%|
|HSEQ Administrator||1,790 EUR||-8%|
|Instrument Designer||1,830 EUR||-6%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||3,320 EUR||+70%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||2,050 EUR||+5%|
|Maintenance Engineer||2,460 EUR||+26%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||2,100 EUR||+8%|
|Material Controller||1,580 EUR||-19%|
|Mine Engineer||2,380 EUR||+22%|
|Mine Surveyor||2,640 EUR||+35%|
|Mining Project Administrator||2,100 EUR||+8%|
|Mining Project Assistant||1,710 EUR||-12%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||2,630 EUR||+35%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||2,190 EUR||+12%|
|Mining Project Engineer||2,390 EUR||+22%|
|Mining Project Manager||3,230 EUR||+65%|
|Mining Site Manager||3,360 EUR||+72%|
|Mining Team Leader||2,500 EUR||+28%|
|NDT Technician||1,560 EUR||-20%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||1,300 EUR||-33%|
|Oil Trader||3,240 EUR||+66%|
|Oilwell Pumper||900 EUR||-54%|
|Petroleum Engineer||2,790 EUR||+43%|
|Petroleum Geologist||4,190 EUR||+110%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||1,310 EUR||-33%|
|Pipeline Technician||960 EUR||-51%|
|Power Coordinator||1,540 EUR||-21%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||4,800 EUR||+150%|
|Power Plant Operator||1,950 EUR||-0%|
|Radio Operator||1,100 EUR||-44%|
|Reliability Engineer||2,290 EUR||+17%|
|Reservoir Engineer||2,230 EUR||+14%|
|Risk Analyst||2,950 EUR||+51%|
|Shutdown Engineer||1,970 EUR||+1%|
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|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||2,590 EUR||+33%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||1,590 EUR||-19%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||1,470 EUR||-25%|
|Supply Operations Manager||3,890 EUR||+99%|
|Sustainability Specialist||3,940 EUR||+100%|
|System Development Advisor||2,820 EUR||+44%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||990 EUR||-49%|
|Utility Operator||1,380 EUR||-29%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||3,460 EUR||+77%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.