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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in Bulgaria 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
2,540 BGN
( 30,500 BGN yearly)

LOW
1,320
BGN
AVERAGE
2,540
BGN
HIGH
3,890
BGN

A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Bulgaria typically earns around 2,540 BGN per month. Salaries range from 1,320 BGN (lowest) to 3,890 BGN (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 Bulgaria

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in Bulgaria range from 1,320 BGN per month (minimum salary) to 3,890 BGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,440 BGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 2,440 BGN while the other half are earning more than 2,440 BGN. 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 1,690 BGN while 75% of them are earning more than 1,690 BGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 3,040 BGN while 25% are earning more than 3,040 BGN.


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 1,500 BGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,020 BGN 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 2,620 BGN 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 3,170 BGN 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 3,470 BGN 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 3,650 BGN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in Bulgaria

0 - 2 Years
1,500 BGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,020 BGN
5 - 10 Years+30%
2,620 BGN
10 - 15 Years+21%
3,170 BGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,470 BGN
20+ Years+5%
3,650 BGN
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 1,780 BGN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,560 BGN per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,530 BGN per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in Bulgaria

High School
1,780 BGN
Certificate or Diploma+43%
2,560 BGN
Bachelor's Degree+38%
3,530 BGN
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 Bulgaria earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
2,630 BGN
Female-6%
2,470 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bulgaria for all Careers

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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bulgaria

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

Power Plant Operator

Power Plant Operator(s) in Bulgaria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 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.

Bulgaria / 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 Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria

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


15 BGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bulgaria is 15 BGN. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in Bulgaria earns approximately 15 BGN 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 Bulgaria
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The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 15% 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 Manager3,050 BGN+20%
Associate Analyst3,380 BGN+33%
Associate Landman1,420 BGN-44%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator1,260 BGN-50%
Biomass Plant Technician1,510 BGN-41%
Biomass Power Plant Manager4,460 BGN+75%
Chemical Plant Operator2,480 BGN-2%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer3,190 BGN+25%
Completions Engineer2,960 BGN+16%
Cost Controller2,140 BGN-16%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative3,270 BGN+29%
Dispatcher1,350 BGN-47%
Distribution Manager4,280 BGN+68%
Dragline Operator1,490 BGN-41%
Driller Offsider1,090 BGN-57%
Dump Truck Driver1,170 BGN-54%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager6,970 BGN+170%
Energy Advisor4,810 BGN+89%
Energy Analyst4,250 BGN+67%
Energy Auditor3,870 BGN+52%
Energy Dispatch Director5,420 BGN+110%
Energy Technical Assistant1,840 BGN-28%
Energy Technical Manager3,880 BGN+53%
Energy Technical Trainer2,640 BGN+4%
Exploration Manager5,140 BGN+100%
Field Safety Auditor3,570 BGN+40%
Fluids Engineer2,980 BGN+17%
Fuel Cell Engineer3,120 BGN+23%
Fuel Cell Technician1,540 BGN-39%
Fuels Handler1,420 BGN-44%
Gas Compressor Operator1,340 BGN-47%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator2,560 BGN+1%
Gas Supply Manager4,780 BGN+88%
Geologist5,280 BGN+110%
Geophysicist5,870 BGN+130%
Geothermal Production Manager5,360 BGN+110%
Geothermal Technician2,050 BGN-19%
HSE Engineer2,940 BGN+16%
HSE Officer1,850 BGN-27%
HSEQ Administrator2,270 BGN-11%
Inspector2,880 BGN+13%
Instructor2,620 BGN+3%
Instrument Designer2,420 BGN-5%
Lead Technical Field Advisor4,180 BGN+64%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator2,580 BGN+1%
Maintenance Engineer3,130 BGN+23%
Maintenance Superintendent2,660 BGN+5%
Material Controller2,100 BGN-17%
Mine Engineer2,940 BGN+16%
Mine Surveyor3,290 BGN+29%
Mining Project Administrator2,830 BGN+11%
Mining Project Assistant2,250 BGN-12%
Mining Project Controls Consultant3,340 BGN+31%
Mining Project Coordinator2,640 BGN+4%
Mining Project Engineer2,990 BGN+18%
Mining Project Manager3,960 BGN+56%
Mining Site Manager4,200 BGN+65%
Mining Team Leader3,260 BGN+28%
NDT Technician1,900 BGN-25%
Oil Service Unit Operator1,600 BGN-37%
Oil Trader4,090 BGN+61%
Oilwell Pumper1,180 BGN-54%
Petroleum Engineer 3,550 BGN+40%
Petroleum Geologist5,270 BGN+110%
Petroleum Pump System Operator1,740 BGN-32%
Pipeline Technician1,170 BGN-54%
Power Coordinator1,840 BGN-28%
Power Plant Operations Manager6,150 BGN+140%
Power Plant Operator2,540 BGN-0%
Radio Operator1,370 BGN-46%
Reliability Engineer2,930 BGN+15%
Reservoir Engineer2,820 BGN+11%
Risk Analyst3,760 BGN+48%
Roughneck3,230 BGN+27%
Scaffolder1,900 BGN-25%
Shutdown Engineer2,480 BGN-2%
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Solar Energy Systems Engineer3,240 BGN+27%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer1,910 BGN-25%
Solar Thermal Technician1,880 BGN-26%
Supply Operations Manager5,000 BGN+97%
Sustainability Specialist4,660 BGN+83%
System Development Advisor3,540 BGN+39%
Tanker Truck Driver1,180 BGN-54%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Burgas2,340 BGN
Plovdiv2,530 BGN
Rousse2,290 BGN
Sofia2,630 BGN
Stara Zagora2,190 BGN
Varna2,440 BGN

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

Private Sector
3,130 BGN
Public Sector+9%
3,420 BGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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