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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in Ecuador 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
990 USD
( 11,800 USD yearly)

LOW
450
USD
AVERAGE
990
USD
HIGH
1,570
USD

A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Ecuador typically earns around 990 USD per month. Salaries range from 450 USD (lowest) to 1,570 USD (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 Ecuador

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

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in Ecuador range from 450 USD per month (minimum salary) to 1,570 USD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,070 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 1,070 USD while the other half are earning more than 1,070 USD. 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 680 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 680 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 1,420 USD while 25% are earning more than 1,420 USD.


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 520 USD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 690 USD 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 1,020 USD per month, 48% 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 1,240 USD per month, 22% 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 1,350 USD 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 1,460 USD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in Ecuador

0 - 2 Years
520 USD
2 - 5 Years+34%
690 USD
5 - 10 Years+48%
1,020 USD
10 - 15 Years+22%
1,240 USD
15 - 20 Years+9%
1,350 USD
20+ Years+8%
1,460 USD
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 590 USD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 920 USD per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,550 USD per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in Ecuador

High School
590 USD
Certificate or Diploma+57%
920 USD
Bachelor's Degree+68%
1,550 USD
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 Ecuador earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
1,030 USD
Female-9%
940 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ecuador for all Careers

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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ecuador

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

Power Plant Operator

Power Plant Operator(s) in Ecuador 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.

Ecuador / 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 Ecuador is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

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

44% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
56%
No Bonus
44%

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 Ecuador


6 USD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ecuador is 6 USD. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in Ecuador earns approximately 6 USD 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 Ecuador
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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.

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Associate Analyst1,290 USD+31%
Associate Landman540 USD-45%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator510 USD-48%
Biomass Plant Technician630 USD-36%
Biomass Power Plant Manager1,730 USD+75%
Chemical Plant Operator1,010 USD+2%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer1,220 USD+24%
Completions Engineer1,110 USD+12%
Cost Controller890 USD-10%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative1,360 USD+38%
Dispatcher540 USD-45%
Distribution Manager1,680 USD+70%
Dragline Operator570 USD-42%
Driller Offsider460 USD-53%
Dump Truck Driver480 USD-51%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager2,930 USD+200%
Energy Advisor1,790 USD+81%
Energy Analyst1,800 USD+82%
Energy Auditor1,530 USD+55%
Energy Dispatch Director2,130 USD+120%
Energy Technical Assistant730 USD-26%
Energy Technical Manager1,460 USD+48%
Energy Technical Trainer1,040 USD+5%
Exploration Manager2,080 USD+110%
Field Safety Auditor1,330 USD+35%
Fluids Engineer1,170 USD+19%
Fuel Cell Engineer1,250 USD+27%
Fuel Cell Technician630 USD-36%
Fuels Handler590 USD-40%
Gas Compressor Operator540 USD-45%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator960 USD-3%
Gas Supply Manager1,850 USD+87%
Geologist2,110 USD+110%
Geophysicist2,300 USD+130%
Geothermal Production Manager2,140 USD+120%
Geothermal Technician850 USD-14%
HSE Engineer1,210 USD+23%
HSE Officer780 USD-21%
HSEQ Administrator840 USD-15%
Inspector1,150 USD+17%
Instructor1,030 USD+4%
Instrument Designer960 USD-3%
Lead Technical Field Advisor1,610 USD+63%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator1,050 USD+6%
Maintenance Engineer1,290 USD+31%
Maintenance Superintendent1,150 USD+17%
Material Controller850 USD-14%
Mine Engineer1,210 USD+23%
Mine Surveyor1,400 USD+42%
Mining Project Administrator1,120 USD+13%
Mining Project Assistant880 USD-11%
Mining Project Controls Consultant1,350 USD+37%
Mining Project Coordinator1,050 USD+6%
Mining Project Engineer1,210 USD+23%
Mining Project Manager1,580 USD+60%
Mining Site Manager1,630 USD+65%
Mining Team Leader1,360 USD+38%
NDT Technician720 USD-27%
Oil Service Unit Operator620 USD-37%
Oil Trader1,520 USD+54%
Oilwell Pumper450 USD-54%
Petroleum Engineer 1,410 USD+43%
Petroleum Geologist2,310 USD+130%
Petroleum Pump System Operator710 USD-28%
Pipeline Technician480 USD-51%
Power Coordinator740 USD-25%
Power Plant Operations Manager2,340 USD+140%
Power Plant Operator990 USD+0%
Radio Operator520 USD-47%
Reliability Engineer1,260 USD+28%
Reservoir Engineer1,170 USD+19%
Risk Analyst1,550 USD+57%
Roughneck1,230 USD+25%
Scaffolder780 USD-21%
Shutdown Engineer1,010 USD+2%
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Solar Energy Systems Engineer1,220 USD+24%
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Supply Operations Manager1,980 USD+100%
Sustainability Specialist1,910 USD+94%
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Utility Operator630 USD-36%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cuenca1,080 USD
Duran1,010 USD
Guayaquil1,150 USD
Machala990 USD
Manta970 USD
Portoviejo930 USD
Quito1,120 USD
Santo Domingo1,050 USD

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 Ecuador earn 13% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,280 USD
Public Sector+13%
1,450 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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