A person working as a Power Plant Operator in El Salvador typically earns around 1,230 USD per month. Salaries range from 590 USD (lowest) to 1,930 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 salaries in El Salvador range from 590 USD per month (minimum salary) to 1,930 USD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,280 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 1,280 USD while the other half are earning more than 1,280 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.
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 840 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 840 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 1,670 USD while 25% are earning more than 1,670 USD.
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 690 USD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 980 USD per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,290 USD per month, 32% 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 1,580 USD per month, 23% 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 1,690 USD 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 1,850 USD per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 860 USD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,260 USD per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,690 USD per month, 34% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+47%|
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 El Salvador earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Power Plant Operator(s) in El Salvador are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 El Salvador 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.
61% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 20% 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||1,430 USD||+16%|
|Associate Analyst||1,630 USD||+32%|
|Associate Landman||680 USD||-45%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||600 USD||-51%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||770 USD||-37%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||2,120 USD||+72%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||1,200 USD||-3%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||1,570 USD||+28%|
|Completions Engineer||1,410 USD||+15%|
|Cost Controller||1,130 USD||-8%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||1,600 USD||+30%|
|Distribution Manager||2,210 USD||+80%|
|Dragline Operator||750 USD||-39%|
|Driller Offsider||540 USD||-56%|
|Dump Truck Driver||580 USD||-53%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||3,410 USD||+180%|
|Energy Advisor||2,390 USD||+94%|
|Energy Analyst||2,130 USD||+73%|
|Energy Auditor||2,000 USD||+62%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||2,740 USD||+120%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||990 USD||-20%|
|Energy Technical Manager||1,820 USD||+48%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||1,310 USD||+6%|
|Exploration Manager||2,690 USD||+120%|
|Field Safety Auditor||1,670 USD||+36%|
|Fluids Engineer||1,540 USD||+25%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||1,630 USD||+32%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||750 USD||-39%|
|Fuels Handler||690 USD||-44%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||640 USD||-48%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||1,280 USD||+4%|
|Gas Supply Manager||2,410 USD||+96%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||2,630 USD||+110%|
|Geothermal Technician||1,040 USD||-16%|
|HSE Engineer||1,490 USD||+21%|
|HSE Officer||970 USD||-21%|
|HSEQ Administrator||1,100 USD||-11%|
|Instrument Designer||1,250 USD||+2%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||2,060 USD||+67%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||1,270 USD||+3%|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,590 USD||+29%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||1,430 USD||+16%|
|Material Controller||1,040 USD||-16%|
|Mine Engineer||1,430 USD||+16%|
|Mine Surveyor||1,650 USD||+34%|
|Mining Project Administrator||1,410 USD||+15%|
|Mining Project Assistant||1,120 USD||-9%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||1,710 USD||+39%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||1,340 USD||+9%|
|Mining Project Engineer||1,410 USD||+15%|
|Mining Project Manager||1,860 USD||+51%|
|Mining Site Manager||1,990 USD||+62%|
|Mining Team Leader||1,660 USD||+35%|
|NDT Technician||910 USD||-26%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||790 USD||-36%|
|Oil Trader||1,910 USD||+55%|
|Oilwell Pumper||590 USD||-52%|
|Petroleum Engineer||1,800 USD||+46%|
|Petroleum Geologist||2,740 USD||+120%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||860 USD||-30%|
|Pipeline Technician||560 USD||-55%|
|Power Coordinator||900 USD||-27%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||3,080 USD||+150%|
|Power Plant Operator||1,230 USD||-0%|
|Radio Operator||660 USD||-46%|
|Reliability Engineer||1,480 USD||+20%|
|Reservoir Engineer||1,370 USD||+11%|
|Risk Analyst||1,900 USD||+54%|
|Shutdown Engineer||1,220 USD||-1%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||2,150 USD||+75%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||1,610 USD||+31%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||990 USD||-20%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||900 USD||-27%|
|Supply Operations Manager||2,490 USD||+100%|
|Sustainability Specialist||2,350 USD||+91%|
|System Development Advisor||1,670 USD||+36%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||620 USD||-50%|
|Utility Operator||800 USD||-35%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||2,190 USD||+78%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in El Salvador earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.