A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Singapore typically earns around 5,730 SGD per month. Salaries range from 3,040 SGD (lowest) to 8,710 SGD (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 Singapore range from 3,040 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 8,710 SGD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,390 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 5,390 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,390 SGD. 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 3,790 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,790 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 6,630 SGD while 25% are earning more than 6,630 SGD.
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 3,490 SGD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,290 SGD per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,080 SGD per month, 42% 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 7,100 SGD per month, 17% 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 7,810 SGD per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,260 SGD per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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 4,290 SGD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,990 SGD per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 8,490 SGD per month, 42% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+40%|
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 Singapore earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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 Singapore 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.
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 5% 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 25% 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||6,790 SGD||+18%|
|Associate Analyst||8,250 SGD||+44%|
|Associate Landman||3,470 SGD||-39%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||2,950 SGD||-49%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||3,600 SGD||-37%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||10,300 SGD||+80%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||5,730 SGD||-0%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||7,710 SGD||+34%|
|Completions Engineer||7,140 SGD||+25%|
|Cost Controller||5,440 SGD||-5%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||7,740 SGD||+35%|
|Distribution Manager||10,700 SGD||+87%|
|Dragline Operator||3,350 SGD||-42%|
|Driller Offsider||2,620 SGD||-54%|
|Dump Truck Driver||2,920 SGD||-49%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||16,700 SGD||+190%|
|Energy Advisor||11,600 SGD||+100%|
|Energy Analyst||10,100 SGD||+76%|
|Energy Auditor||8,830 SGD||+54%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||12,500 SGD||+120%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||4,470 SGD||-22%|
|Energy Technical Manager||8,640 SGD||+51%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||6,540 SGD||+14%|
|Exploration Manager||12,600 SGD||+120%|
|Field Safety Auditor||8,700 SGD||+52%|
|Fluids Engineer||7,440 SGD||+30%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||7,580 SGD||+32%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||3,600 SGD||-37%|
|Fuels Handler||3,350 SGD||-42%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||3,380 SGD||-41%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||6,240 SGD||+9%|
|Gas Supply Manager||10,900 SGD||+90%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||12,500 SGD||+120%|
|Geothermal Technician||5,100 SGD||-11%|
|HSE Engineer||7,310 SGD||+28%|
|HSE Officer||4,430 SGD||-23%|
|HSEQ Administrator||4,990 SGD||-13%|
|Instrument Designer||5,530 SGD||-4%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||9,630 SGD||+68%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||6,460 SGD||+13%|
|Maintenance Engineer||7,410 SGD||+29%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||6,390 SGD||+11%|
|Material Controller||5,000 SGD||-13%|
|Mine Engineer||6,870 SGD||+20%|
|Mine Surveyor||7,800 SGD||+36%|
|Mining Project Administrator||6,740 SGD||+18%|
|Mining Project Assistant||5,300 SGD||-8%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||8,350 SGD||+46%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||6,480 SGD||+13%|
|Mining Project Engineer||6,980 SGD||+22%|
|Mining Project Manager||9,130 SGD||+59%|
|Mining Site Manager||9,680 SGD||+69%|
|Mining Team Leader||7,800 SGD||+36%|
|NDT Technician||4,590 SGD||-20%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||3,900 SGD||-32%|
|Oil Trader||9,950 SGD||+74%|
|Oilwell Pumper||2,660 SGD||-54%|
|Petroleum Engineer||8,280 SGD||+44%|
|Petroleum Geologist||12,700 SGD||+120%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||4,140 SGD||-28%|
|Pipeline Technician||2,690 SGD||-53%|
|Power Coordinator||4,520 SGD||-21%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||13,700 SGD||+140%|
|Power Plant Operator||5,730 SGD||-0%|
|Radio Operator||3,340 SGD||-42%|
|Reliability Engineer||7,020 SGD||+22%|
|Reservoir Engineer||6,660 SGD||+16%|
|Risk Analyst||8,890 SGD||+55%|
|Shutdown Engineer||6,220 SGD||+8%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||11,300 SGD||+97%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||7,900 SGD||+38%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||4,970 SGD||-13%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||4,700 SGD||-18%|
|Supply Operations Manager||12,500 SGD||+120%|
|Sustainability Specialist||11,500 SGD||+100%|
|System Development Advisor||8,260 SGD||+44%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||2,870 SGD||-50%|
|Utility Operator||4,040 SGD||-30%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||10,400 SGD||+81%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.