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 among Florida 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,370
25th Percentile Wage
$61,900
50th Percentile Wage
$71,710
75th Percentile Wage
$80,340
90th Percentile Wage
$95,190

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 $95,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.74
25th Percentile Wage
$29.76
50th Percentile Wage
$34.47
75th Percentile Wage
$38.61
90th Percentile Wage
$45.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for power plant operators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.77. The median hourly salary is $34.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.74.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of power plant operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,7103.90%9.20%
201568,9104.44%-
201465,850-1.52%-
201366,8502.60%-
201265,110--

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 $66,110 to $73,940. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Florida is Lakeland-Winter Haven with a median annual salary of $73,940. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Jacksonville (mean annual salary $71,650). The lowest paying area is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach with a median annual salary of $66,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$73,940
Jacksonville
$71,650
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$70,680
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$68,890
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$68,120
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$67,960
Tallahassee
$67,590
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$66,110


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