Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Colorado

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,980
25th Percentile Wage
$61,900
50th Percentile Wage
$74,320
75th Percentile Wage
$87,560
90th Percentile Wage
$98,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,980.

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
$74,320
5.06% 9.19%
2016
$70,560
3.90% -
2015
$67,810
-2.68% -
2014
$69,630
-0.56% -
2013
$70,020
3.61% -
2012
$67,490
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Colorado ranges from $65,160 to $82,030. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $82,030. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Greeley (mean annual salary $79,890). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$82,030
Greeley
$79,890
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$75,100
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$71,710
Colorado Springs
$66,630
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$65,160




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