Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Florida

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,280
25th Percentile Wage
$64,360
50th Percentile Wage
$74,200
75th Percentile Wage
$83,750
90th Percentile Wage
$99,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,280.

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
$74,200
3.36% 12.25%
2016
$71,710
3.90% -
2015
$68,910
4.44% -
2014
$65,850
-1.52% -
2013
$66,850
2.60% -
2012
$65,110
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Florida ranges from $56,960 to $78,260. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Florida is Lakeland-Winter Haven with a median annual salary of $78,260. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach (mean annual salary $77,420). The lowest paying area is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall with a median annual salary of $56,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$78,260
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$77,420
Jacksonville
$74,150
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$73,070
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$71,930
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$68,120
Tallahassee
$67,330
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$66,110
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$56,960




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