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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in Egypt 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
6,660 EGP
( 79,900 EGP yearly)


A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Egypt typically earns around 6,660 EGP per month. Salaries range from 3,130 EGP (lowest) to 10,500 EGP (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 Egypt

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

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in Egypt range from 3,130 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 10,500 EGP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,060 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 7,060 EGP while the other half are earning more than 7,060 EGP. 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 4,580 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 4,580 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 9,310 EGP while 25% are earning more than 9,310 EGP.

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 Egypt 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 3,610 EGP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,980 EGP per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,080 EGP per month, 42% 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 8,630 EGP 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 9,110 EGP per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 9,930 EGP per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in Egypt

0 - 2 Years
3,610 EGP
2 - 5 Years+38%
4,980 EGP
5 - 10 Years+42%
7,080 EGP
10 - 15 Years+22%
8,630 EGP
15 - 20 Years+6%
9,110 EGP
20+ Years+9%
9,930 EGP
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.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Egypt Power Plant Operator
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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 4,310 EGP per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 6,530 EGP per month, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,780 EGP per month, 50% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in Egypt

High School
4,310 EGP
Certificate or Diploma+51%
6,530 EGP
Bachelor's Degree+50%
9,780 EGP
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 Egypt 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 Egypt earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

7,210 EGP
6,220 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Egypt for all Careers

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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Egypt

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

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Power Plant Operator(s) in Egypt are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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.

Egypt / 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 Egypt is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

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

43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% 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
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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 Egypt

38 EGP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Egypt is 38 EGP. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in Egypt earns approximately 38 EGP 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 Egypt
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The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 20% 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 Analyst8,730 EGP+31%
Associate Landman3,670 EGP-45%
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Biomass Plant Technician3,980 EGP-40%
Biomass Power Plant Manager12,100 EGP+82%
Chemical Plant Operator6,660 EGP+0%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer8,800 EGP+32%
Completions Engineer7,580 EGP+14%
Cost Controller5,780 EGP-13%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative8,900 EGP+34%
Dispatcher3,380 EGP-49%
Distribution Manager11,600 EGP+74%
Dragline Operator3,750 EGP-44%
Driller Offsider3,000 EGP-55%
Dump Truck Driver3,320 EGP-50%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager19,100 EGP+190%
Energy Advisor13,100 EGP+97%
Energy Analyst11,300 EGP+70%
Energy Auditor10,600 EGP+59%
Energy Dispatch Director13,900 EGP+110%
Energy Technical Assistant5,140 EGP-23%
Energy Technical Manager10,300 EGP+55%
Energy Technical Trainer7,400 EGP+11%
Exploration Manager15,000 EGP+130%
Field Safety Auditor9,470 EGP+42%
Fluids Engineer8,100 EGP+22%
Fuel Cell Engineer9,040 EGP+36%
Fuel Cell Technician4,160 EGP-38%
Fuels Handler3,860 EGP-42%
Gas Compressor Operator3,560 EGP-47%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator7,030 EGP+6%
Gas Supply Manager12,100 EGP+82%
Geologist15,300 EGP+130%
Geophysicist15,600 EGP+130%
Geothermal Production Manager14,300 EGP+110%
Geothermal Technician5,650 EGP-15%
HSE Engineer8,110 EGP+22%
HSE Officer5,250 EGP-21%
HSEQ Administrator5,790 EGP-13%
Inspector7,930 EGP+19%
Instructor6,980 EGP+5%
Instrument Designer6,620 EGP-1%
Lead Technical Field Advisor11,000 EGP+65%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator7,340 EGP+10%
Maintenance Engineer8,220 EGP+23%
Maintenance Superintendent7,380 EGP+11%
Material Controller5,680 EGP-15%
Mine Engineer7,940 EGP+19%
Mine Surveyor8,730 EGP+31%
Mining Project Administrator7,600 EGP+14%
Mining Project Assistant6,000 EGP-10%
Mining Project Controls Consultant9,160 EGP+38%
Mining Project Coordinator7,160 EGP+8%
Mining Project Engineer8,290 EGP+25%
Mining Project Manager10,900 EGP+64%
Mining Site Manager11,400 EGP+71%
Mining Team Leader8,620 EGP+30%
NDT Technician4,870 EGP-27%
Oil Service Unit Operator4,430 EGP-33%
Oil Trader10,800 EGP+62%
Oilwell Pumper2,970 EGP-55%
Petroleum Engineer 9,150 EGP+37%
Petroleum Geologist15,200 EGP+130%
Petroleum Pump System Operator4,710 EGP-29%
Pipeline Technician3,130 EGP-53%
Power Coordinator5,180 EGP-22%
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Power Plant Operator6,660 EGP+0%
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Roughneck8,690 EGP+31%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Alexandria7,020 EGP
Cairo7,570 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh5,910 EGP

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 Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,900 EGP
Public Sector+6%
9,440 EGP
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