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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in United Arab Emirates 2020

How much money does a Power Plant Operator make in United Arab Emirates?


Average Monthly Salary
15,100 AED
( 181,000 AED yearly)

LOW
7,230
AED
AVERAGE
15,100
AED
HIGH
23,600
AED

A person working as a Power Plant Operator in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 15,100 AED per month. Salaries range from 7,230 AED (lowest) to 23,600 AED (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 United Arab Emirates

Median and salary distribution monthly United Arab Emirates Power Plant Operator
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in United Arab Emirates range from 7,230 AED per month (minimum salary) to 23,600 AED per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 15,700 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 15,700 AED while the other half are earning more than 15,700 AED. 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 10,300 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 10,300 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 20,400 AED while 25% are earning more than 20,400 AED.


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 United Arab Emirates 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 8,460 AED per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,000 AED 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 15,800 AED per month, 31% 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 19,400 AED 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 20,600 AED 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 22,600 AED per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in United Arab Emirates

0 - 2 Years
8,460 AED
2 - 5 Years+42%
12,000 AED
5 - 10 Years+31%
15,800 AED
10 - 15 Years+23%
19,400 AED
15 - 20 Years+6%
20,600 AED
20+ Years+10%
22,600 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 United Arab Emirates 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 10,500 AED per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 15,400 AED per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 20,700 AED per month, 34% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in United Arab Emirates

High School
10,500 AED
Certificate or Diploma+47%
15,400 AED
Bachelor's Degree+34%
20,700 AED
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

Salary comparison by gender monthly United Arab Emirates Power Plant Operator
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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 United Arab Emirates earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
15,600 AED
Female-5%
14,700 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United Arab Emirates for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly United Arab Emirates
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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Arab Emirates

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

Power Plant Operator

Power Plant Operator(s) in United Arab Emirates 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate United Arab Emirates Power Plant Operator
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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.

United Arab Emirates / 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 United Arab Emirates is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Arab Emirates 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 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
57%
No Bonus
43%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 United Arab Emirates


87 AED per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Arab Emirates is 87 AED. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in United Arab Emirates earns approximately 87 AED 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 United Arab Emirates
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The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 14% 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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Assistant Yard Manager18,300 AED+22%
Associate Analyst19,600 AED+30%
Associate Landman7,770 AED-48%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator7,020 AED-53%
Biomass Plant Technician8,310 AED-45%
Biomass Power Plant Manager26,000 AED+73%
Chemical Plant Operator15,400 AED+2%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer19,500 AED+30%
Completions Engineer16,700 AED+11%
Cost Controller13,200 AED-12%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative19,300 AED+28%
Dispatcher7,570 AED-50%
Distribution Manager24,300 AED+61%
Dragline Operator8,150 AED-46%
Driller Offsider6,060 AED-60%
Dump Truck Driver6,440 AED-57%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager42,800 AED+180%
Energy Advisor29,400 AED+95%
Energy Analyst27,300 AED+81%
Energy Auditor22,300 AED+48%
Energy Dispatch Director32,900 AED+120%
Energy Technical Assistant11,100 AED-26%
Energy Technical Manager23,500 AED+56%
Energy Technical Trainer15,000 AED-0%
Exploration Manager31,100 AED+110%
Field Safety Auditor21,200 AED+41%
Fluids Engineer16,700 AED+11%
Fuel Cell Engineer20,100 AED+34%
Fuel Cell Technician8,530 AED-43%
Fuels Handler7,930 AED-47%
Gas Compressor Operator7,800 AED-48%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator14,100 AED-6%
Gas Supply Manager28,400 AED+89%
Geologist34,700 AED+130%
Geophysicist34,300 AED+130%
Geothermal Production Manager31,100 AED+110%
Geothermal Technician12,600 AED-16%
HSE Engineer18,500 AED+23%
HSE Officer11,200 AED-26%
HSEQ Administrator12,700 AED-16%
Inspector16,700 AED+11%
Instructor14,900 AED-1%
Instrument Designer13,700 AED-9%
Lead Technical Field Advisor23,400 AED+55%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator15,100 AED+0%
Maintenance Engineer17,800 AED+18%
Maintenance Superintendent16,100 AED+7%
Material Controller12,100 AED-20%
Mine Engineer17,000 AED+13%
Mine Surveyor21,000 AED+40%
Mining Project Administrator16,400 AED+9%
Mining Project Assistant12,700 AED-16%
Mining Project Controls Consultant21,100 AED+40%
Mining Project Coordinator16,000 AED+6%
Mining Project Engineer17,700 AED+18%
Mining Project Manager23,300 AED+55%
Mining Site Manager24,400 AED+62%
Mining Team Leader18,900 AED+26%
NDT Technician10,500 AED-30%
Oil Service Unit Operator9,520 AED-37%
Oil Trader24,400 AED+62%
Oilwell Pumper6,300 AED-58%
Petroleum Engineer 19,600 AED+30%
Petroleum Geologist34,000 AED+130%
Petroleum Pump System Operator9,930 AED-34%
Pipeline Technician6,810 AED-55%
Power Coordinator11,300 AED-25%
Power Plant Operations Manager35,500 AED+140%
Power Plant Operator15,100 AED+0%
Radio Operator7,470 AED-50%
Reliability Engineer17,200 AED+14%
Reservoir Engineer16,500 AED+10%
Risk Analyst21,500 AED+43%
Roughneck17,900 AED+19%
Scaffolder11,500 AED-24%
Shutdown Engineer14,500 AED-4%
Solar Energy Installation Manager27,900 AED+85%
Solar Energy Systems Engineer18,000 AED+20%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer11,400 AED-24%
Solar Thermal Technician11,100 AED-26%
Supply Operations Manager29,600 AED+97%
Sustainability Specialist29,200 AED+94%
System Development Advisor21,100 AED+40%
Tanker Truck Driver6,340 AED-58%
Utility Operator9,120 AED-39%
Wind Energy Project Manager25,900 AED+72%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abu Dhabi16,100 AED
Ajman14,700 AED
Al Ain15,200 AED
Dubai16,600 AED
Fujairah13,800 AED
Ras Al Khaimah14,200 AED
Sharjah15,600 AED
Um Al Quiwain13,300 AED

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 United Arab Emirates earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
18,900 AED
Public Sector+6%
20,100 AED
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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