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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in Tunisia 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
3,090 TND
( 37,100 TND yearly)


A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Tunisia typically earns around 3,090 TND per month. Salaries range from 1,550 TND (lowest) to 4,790 TND (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 Tunisia

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

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in Tunisia range from 1,550 TND per month (minimum salary) to 4,790 TND per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,090 TND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 3,090 TND while the other half are earning more than 3,090 TND. 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 2,090 TND while 75% of them are earning more than 2,090 TND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 3,940 TND while 25% are earning more than 3,940 TND.

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?

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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 1,850 TND per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,450 TND per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,280 TND per month, 34% 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 3,910 TND per month, 19% 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 4,220 TND per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,530 TND per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in Tunisia

0 - 2 Years
1,850 TND
2 - 5 Years+32%
2,450 TND
5 - 10 Years+34%
3,280 TND
10 - 15 Years+19%
3,910 TND
15 - 20 Years+8%
4,220 TND
20+ Years+7%
4,530 TND
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.

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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 2,450 TND per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,430 TND per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,270 TND per month, 25% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in Tunisia

High School
2,450 TND
Certificate or Diploma+40%
3,430 TND
Bachelor's Degree+25%
4,270 TND
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 Tunisia earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

3,170 TND
2,980 TND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Tunisia for all Careers

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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Tunisia

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

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Power Plant Operator(s) in Tunisia 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.

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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.

Tunisia / 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 Tunisia is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Power Plant Operator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Tunisia

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

49% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% 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.

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 Tunisia

18 TND per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Tunisia is 18 TND. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in Tunisia earns approximately 18 TND 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 Tunisia
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The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 12% less than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Associate Analyst3,800 TND+23%
Associate Landman1,600 TND-48%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator1,490 TND-52%
Biomass Plant Technician1,820 TND-41%
Biomass Power Plant Manager5,310 TND+72%
Chemical Plant Operator3,090 TND=
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer3,800 TND+23%
Completions Engineer3,530 TND+14%
Cost Controller2,700 TND-13%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative3,990 TND+29%
Dispatcher1,580 TND-49%
Distribution Manager4,950 TND+60%
Dragline Operator1,720 TND-44%
Driller Offsider1,250 TND-60%
Dump Truck Driver1,480 TND-52%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager7,980 TND+160%
Energy Advisor5,470 TND+77%
Energy Analyst5,170 TND+67%
Energy Auditor4,650 TND+50%
Energy Dispatch Director6,140 TND+99%
Energy Technical Assistant2,300 TND-26%
Energy Technical Manager4,550 TND+47%
Energy Technical Trainer3,080 TND-0%
Exploration Manager6,360 TND+110%
Field Safety Auditor4,030 TND+30%
Fluids Engineer3,440 TND+11%
Fuel Cell Engineer3,710 TND+20%
Fuel Cell Technician1,800 TND-42%
Fuels Handler1,730 TND-44%
Gas Compressor Operator1,600 TND-48%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator3,030 TND-2%
Gas Supply Manager5,750 TND+86%
Geologist6,270 TND+100%
Geophysicist6,520 TND+110%
Geothermal Production Manager5,990 TND+94%
Geothermal Technician2,500 TND-19%
HSE Engineer3,590 TND+16%
HSE Officer2,230 TND-28%
HSEQ Administrator2,690 TND-13%
Inspector3,250 TND+5%
Instructor2,910 TND-6%
Instrument Designer2,910 TND-6%
Lead Technical Field Advisor4,750 TND+54%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator3,280 TND+6%
Maintenance Engineer3,640 TND+18%
Maintenance Superintendent3,200 TND+4%
Material Controller2,530 TND-18%
Mine Engineer3,440 TND+11%
Mine Surveyor4,010 TND+30%
Mining Project Administrator3,270 TND+6%
Mining Project Assistant2,500 TND-19%
Mining Project Controls Consultant4,040 TND+31%
Mining Project Coordinator3,270 TND+6%
Mining Project Engineer3,510 TND+14%
Mining Project Manager4,460 TND+44%
Mining Site Manager5,010 TND+62%
Mining Team Leader3,940 TND+28%
NDT Technician2,270 TND-27%
Oil Service Unit Operator1,980 TND-36%
Oil Trader4,610 TND+49%
Oilwell Pumper1,370 TND-56%
Petroleum Engineer 4,180 TND+35%
Petroleum Geologist6,670 TND+120%
Petroleum Pump System Operator2,100 TND-32%
Pipeline Technician1,450 TND-53%
Power Coordinator2,170 TND-30%
Power Plant Operations Manager6,840 TND+120%
Power Plant Operator3,090 TND=
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Reliability Engineer3,710 TND+20%
Reservoir Engineer3,430 TND+11%
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Roughneck3,560 TND+15%
Scaffolder2,470 TND-20%
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Solar Energy Systems Engineer3,840 TND+24%
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Solar Thermal Technician2,170 TND-30%
Supply Operations Manager6,060 TND+96%
Sustainability Specialist6,060 TND+96%
System Development Advisor4,160 TND+35%
Tanker Truck Driver1,480 TND-52%
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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 Tunisia earn 13% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,680 TND
Public Sector+13%
4,170 TND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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