A person working as a Power Plant Operator in United Kingdom typically earns around 55,200 GBP per year. Salaries range from 27,000 GBP (lowest) to 86,100 GBP (highest).
This is the average yearly 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 United Kingdom range from 27,000 GBP per year (minimum salary) to 86,100 GBP per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 56,300 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 56,300 GBP while the other half are earning more than 56,300 GBP. 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 37,500 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 37,500 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 72,600 GBP while 25% are earning more than 72,600 GBP.
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 32,100 GBP per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 41,200 GBP per year, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 56,900 GBP per year, 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 70,400 GBP per year, 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 75,500 GBP per year, 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 80,500 GBP per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|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 41,200 GBP per year.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 58,900 GBP per year, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 81,400 GBP per year, 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 United Kingdom earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in United Kingdom 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.
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Kingdom 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.
42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% 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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
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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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||63,300 GBP||+15%|
|Associate Analyst||71,300 GBP||+29%|
|Associate Landman||29,900 GBP||-46%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||27,700 GBP||-50%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||32,900 GBP||-40%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||96,800 GBP||+75%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||55,200 GBP||+0%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||68,200 GBP||+24%|
|Completions Engineer||61,400 GBP||+11%|
|Cost Controller||46,800 GBP||-15%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||67,800 GBP||+23%|
|Distribution Manager||89,800 GBP||+63%|
|Dragline Operator||30,300 GBP||-45%|
|Driller Offsider||23,000 GBP||-58%|
|Dump Truck Driver||26,000 GBP||-53%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||147,000 GBP||+170%|
|Energy Advisor||103,000 GBP||+87%|
|Energy Analyst||90,800 GBP||+65%|
|Energy Auditor||82,300 GBP||+49%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||114,000 GBP||+110%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||39,200 GBP||-29%|
|Energy Technical Manager||80,500 GBP||+46%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||58,300 GBP||+6%|
|Exploration Manager||119,000 GBP||+120%|
|Field Safety Auditor||73,100 GBP||+32%|
|Fluids Engineer||62,500 GBP||+13%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||70,900 GBP||+28%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||34,800 GBP||-37%|
|Fuels Handler||29,400 GBP||-47%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||29,300 GBP||-47%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||55,800 GBP||+1%|
|Gas Supply Manager||98,600 GBP||+79%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||110,000 GBP||+99%|
|Geothermal Technician||46,300 GBP||-16%|
|HSE Engineer||66,500 GBP||+20%|
|HSE Officer||41,600 GBP||-25%|
|HSEQ Administrator||48,000 GBP||-13%|
|Instrument Designer||51,500 GBP||-7%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||85,200 GBP||+54%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||57,400 GBP||+4%|
|Maintenance Engineer||67,400 GBP||+22%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||61,700 GBP||+12%|
|Material Controller||44,400 GBP||-20%|
|Mine Engineer||66,300 GBP||+20%|
|Mine Surveyor||70,400 GBP||+28%|
|Mining Project Administrator||60,300 GBP||+9%|
|Mining Project Assistant||47,300 GBP||-14%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||76,800 GBP||+39%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||59,100 GBP||+7%|
|Mining Project Engineer||65,600 GBP||+19%|
|Mining Project Manager||85,400 GBP||+55%|
|Mining Site Manager||91,200 GBP||+65%|
|Mining Team Leader||71,200 GBP||+29%|
|NDT Technician||39,400 GBP||-29%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||34,600 GBP||-37%|
|Oil Trader||83,600 GBP||+51%|
|Oilwell Pumper||24,000 GBP||-57%|
|Petroleum Engineer||75,600 GBP||+37%|
|Petroleum Geologist||118,000 GBP||+110%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||36,800 GBP||-33%|
|Pipeline Technician||25,900 GBP||-53%|
|Power Coordinator||39,800 GBP||-28%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||123,000 GBP||+120%|
|Power Plant Operator||55,200 GBP||+0%|
|Radio Operator||28,900 GBP||-48%|
|Reliability Engineer||63,600 GBP||+15%|
|Reservoir Engineer||58,400 GBP||+6%|
|Risk Analyst||80,800 GBP||+46%|
|Shutdown Engineer||55,200 GBP||+0%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||97,800 GBP||+77%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||70,700 GBP||+28%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||41,600 GBP||-25%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||40,600 GBP||-26%|
|Supply Operations Manager||112,000 GBP||+100%|
|Sustainability Specialist||104,000 GBP||+88%|
|System Development Advisor||77,600 GBP||+41%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||27,000 GBP||-51%|
|Utility Operator||34,700 GBP||-37%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||96,000 GBP||+74%|
|Kingston upon Hull||56,600 GBP|
|St Davids||48,300 GBP|
|Northern Ireland||50,100 GBP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.