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Power Plant Operator Salary Information in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of power plant operators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of power plant operators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Power Plant Operators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$73,100
25th Percentile Wage
$83,170
50th Percentile Wage
$109,680
75th Percentile Wage
$123,000
90th Percentile Wage
$131,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,000. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $109,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $73,100.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$109,680
3.65% 3.65%
2016
$105,680
1.06% -
2015
$104,560
-1.07% -
2012
$105,680
- -

Table 3. Compare Power Plant Operator Salary in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $109,680, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is the second highest paying city for power plant operators in state of California, following the highest paying city Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (median annual salary of $115,130). Compared with Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, the median annual salary of power plant operators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is 4.7 percent (4.7%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$115,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$109,680
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$106,670
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$106,360
Stockton
$105,930
Fresno
$105,910
Modesto
$101,660
Chico
$101,290
Redding
$101,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$96,740
Bakersfield-Delano
$96,720
Merced
$92,520
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$87,950
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$84,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$83,870
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$83,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$82,060
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$77,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$76,040
El Centro
$69,960
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$61,910
Madera-Chowchilla
$61,330



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