Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for power plant operators in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of power plant operators amongst Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Power Plant Operators in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,650
25th Percentile Wage
$57,170
50th Percentile Wage
$73,420
75th Percentile Wage
$86,240
90th Percentile Wage
$96,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of power plant operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,420
9.08% 14.48%
2016
$66,750
0.58% -
2015
$66,360
5.44% -
2014
$62,750
2.25% -
2013
$61,340
-2.36% -
2012
$62,790
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Power Plant Operators in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Alabama ranges from $51,990 to $79,560. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Alabama is Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $79,560. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $72,480). The lowest paying area is Tuscaloosa with a median annual salary of $51,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$79,560
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$72,480
Montgomery
$69,740
Birmingham-Hoover
$58,730
Tuscaloosa
$51,990




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