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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in Uruguay 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
25,500 UYU
( 306,000 UYU yearly)

LOW
13,200
UYU
AVERAGE
25,500
UYU
HIGH
39,000
UYU

A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Uruguay typically earns around 25,500 UYU per month. Salaries range from 13,200 UYU (lowest) to 39,000 UYU (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 Uruguay

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

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in Uruguay range from 13,200 UYU per month (minimum salary) to 39,000 UYU per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 24,500 UYU per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 24,500 UYU while the other half are earning more than 24,500 UYU. 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 17,000 UYU while 75% of them are earning more than 17,000 UYU. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 30,400 UYU while 25% are earning more than 30,400 UYU.


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 Uruguay 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 15,000 UYU per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 20,200 UYU per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 26,200 UYU per month, 30% 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 31,800 UYU per month, 21% 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 34,700 UYU per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 36,500 UYU per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in Uruguay

0 - 2 Years
15,000 UYU
2 - 5 Years+34%
20,200 UYU
5 - 10 Years+30%
26,200 UYU
10 - 15 Years+21%
31,800 UYU
15 - 20 Years+9%
34,700 UYU
20+ Years+5%
36,500 UYU
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.

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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 17,900 UYU per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 25,600 UYU per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 35,400 UYU per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in Uruguay

High School
17,900 UYU
Certificate or Diploma+43%
25,600 UYU
Bachelor's Degree+38%
35,400 UYU
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 Uruguay 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 Uruguay earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
26,500 UYU
Female-7%
24,700 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Uruguay for all Careers

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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Uruguay

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

Power Plant Operator

Power Plant Operator(s) in Uruguay are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% 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.

Uruguay / 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 Uruguay is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

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

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

50% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% 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.

Received Bonus
50%
No Bonus
50%

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 Uruguay


150 UYU per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Uruguay is 150 UYU. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in Uruguay earns approximately 150 UYU 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 Uruguay
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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.

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Associate Landman14,100 UYU-45%
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Biomass Power Plant Manager41,200 UYU+62%
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Chief Contract Compliance Engineer31,100 UYU+22%
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Dump Truck Driver12,000 UYU-53%
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Energy Advisor45,200 UYU+77%
Energy Analyst44,900 UYU+76%
Energy Auditor36,900 UYU+45%
Energy Dispatch Director52,500 UYU+110%
Energy Technical Assistant18,700 UYU-27%
Energy Technical Manager38,900 UYU+53%
Energy Technical Trainer26,100 UYU+2%
Exploration Manager54,900 UYU+120%
Field Safety Auditor35,700 UYU+40%
Fluids Engineer28,300 UYU+11%
Fuel Cell Engineer33,200 UYU+30%
Fuel Cell Technician14,700 UYU-42%
Fuels Handler13,700 UYU-46%
Gas Compressor Operator14,000 UYU-45%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator24,200 UYU-5%
Gas Supply Manager46,000 UYU+81%
Geologist56,100 UYU+120%
Geophysicist58,000 UYU+130%
Geothermal Production Manager54,600 UYU+110%
Geothermal Technician20,900 UYU-18%
HSE Engineer29,900 UYU+17%
HSE Officer18,800 UYU-26%
HSEQ Administrator21,600 UYU-15%
Inspector27,600 UYU+8%
Instructor25,900 UYU+2%
Instrument Designer23,100 UYU-9%
Lead Technical Field Advisor40,900 UYU+61%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator26,600 UYU+4%
Maintenance Engineer31,900 UYU+25%
Maintenance Superintendent26,800 UYU+5%
Material Controller19,600 UYU-23%
Mine Engineer28,100 UYU+10%
Mine Surveyor34,800 UYU+37%
Mining Project Administrator28,200 UYU+11%
Mining Project Assistant22,300 UYU-12%
Mining Project Controls Consultant32,900 UYU+29%
Mining Project Coordinator25,700 UYU+1%
Mining Project Engineer28,900 UYU+13%
Mining Project Manager38,000 UYU+49%
Mining Site Manager38,800 UYU+52%
Mining Team Leader33,400 UYU+31%
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Oil Service Unit Operator15,700 UYU-38%
Oil Trader40,800 UYU+60%
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Petroleum Pump System Operator16,200 UYU-36%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Montevideo27,900 UYU

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 Uruguay earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,400 UYU
Public Sector+9%
34,100 UYU
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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