A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Dominica typically earns around 1,090 XCD per month. Salaries range from 570 XCD (lowest) to 1,670 XCD (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 salaries in Dominica range from 570 XCD per month (minimum salary) to 1,670 XCD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,050 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 1,050 XCD while the other half are earning more than 1,050 XCD. 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 730 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 730 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 1,300 XCD while 25% are earning more than 1,300 XCD.
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
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 640 XCD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 860 XCD 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 1,120 XCD per month, 30% 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 1,360 XCD 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 1,490 XCD 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 1,560 XCD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 760 XCD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,090 XCD per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,510 XCD per month, 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 Dominica earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in Dominica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Dominica 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.
65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 19% 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||1,340 XCD||+23%|
|Associate Analyst||1,390 XCD||+28%|
|Associate Landman||590 XCD||-46%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||530 XCD||-51%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||680 XCD||-38%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||1,870 XCD||+72%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||1,090 XCD||+0%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||1,370 XCD||+26%|
|Completions Engineer||1,320 XCD||+21%|
|Cost Controller||1,010 XCD||-7%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||1,490 XCD||+37%|
|Distribution Manager||1,890 XCD||+74%|
|Dragline Operator||620 XCD||-43%|
|Driller Offsider||460 XCD||-58%|
|Dump Truck Driver||520 XCD||-52%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||2,930 XCD||+170%|
|Energy Advisor||2,090 XCD||+92%|
|Energy Analyst||1,860 XCD||+71%|
|Energy Auditor||1,740 XCD||+60%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||2,340 XCD||+110%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||860 XCD||-21%|
|Energy Technical Manager||1,700 XCD||+56%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||1,180 XCD||+8%|
|Exploration Manager||2,280 XCD||+110%|
|Field Safety Auditor||1,540 XCD||+41%|
|Fluids Engineer||1,310 XCD||+20%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||1,360 XCD||+25%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||690 XCD||-37%|
|Fuels Handler||650 XCD||-40%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||580 XCD||-47%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||1,130 XCD||+4%|
|Gas Supply Manager||2,030 XCD||+86%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||2,190 XCD||+100%|
|Geothermal Technician||960 XCD||-12%|
|HSE Engineer||1,370 XCD||+26%|
|HSE Officer||800 XCD||-27%|
|HSEQ Administrator||950 XCD||-13%|
|Instrument Designer||1,090 XCD||+0%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||1,710 XCD||+57%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||1,150 XCD||+6%|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,390 XCD||+28%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||1,220 XCD||+12%|
|Material Controller||890 XCD||-18%|
|Mine Engineer||1,310 XCD||+20%|
|Mine Surveyor||1,440 XCD||+32%|
|Mining Project Administrator||1,220 XCD||+12%|
|Mining Project Assistant||960 XCD||-12%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||1,450 XCD||+33%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||1,220 XCD||+12%|
|Mining Project Engineer||1,260 XCD||+16%|
|Mining Project Manager||1,640 XCD||+51%|
|Mining Site Manager||1,760 XCD||+62%|
|Mining Team Leader||1,470 XCD||+35%|
|NDT Technician||850 XCD||-22%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||700 XCD||-36%|
|Oil Trader||1,760 XCD||+62%|
|Oilwell Pumper||490 XCD||-55%|
|Petroleum Engineer||1,560 XCD||+43%|
|Petroleum Geologist||2,490 XCD||+130%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||740 XCD||-32%|
|Pipeline Technician||510 XCD||-53%|
|Power Coordinator||790 XCD||-27%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||2,510 XCD||+130%|
|Power Plant Operator||1,090 XCD||+0%|
|Radio Operator||560 XCD||-49%|
|Reliability Engineer||1,310 XCD||+20%|
|Reservoir Engineer||1,280 XCD||+18%|
|Risk Analyst||1,670 XCD||+53%|
|Shutdown Engineer||1,110 XCD||+2%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||1,920 XCD||+76%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||1,440 XCD||+32%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||870 XCD||-20%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||790 XCD||-27%|
|Supply Operations Manager||2,270 XCD||+110%|
|Sustainability Specialist||2,130 XCD||+96%|
|System Development Advisor||1,490 XCD||+37%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||520 XCD||-52%|
|Utility Operator||750 XCD||-31%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||1,810 XCD||+66%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Dominica earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.