Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for power plant operators in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of power plant operators among Arkansas metropolitan areas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,860
25th Percentile Wage
$67,810
50th Percentile Wage
$77,840
75th Percentile Wage
$95,750
90th Percentile Wage
$119,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,860.

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
$77,840
3.48% 17.79%
2016
$75,130
3.03% -
2015
$72,850
5.48% -
2014
$68,860
6.38% -
2013
$64,470
0.74% -
2012
$63,990
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Arkansas ranges from $63,610 to $70,340. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Arkansas is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,340. The lowest paying area is South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$70,340
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$63,610




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