Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Georgia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,350
25th Percentile Wage
$68,370
50th Percentile Wage
$76,630
75th Percentile Wage
$86,890
90th Percentile Wage
$98,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,350.

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
$76,630
2.65% 22.25%
2016
$74,600
2.60% -
2015
$72,660
12.33% -
2014
$63,700
2.64% -
2013
$62,020
3.93% -
2012
$59,580
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Georgia ranges from $38,240 to $89,710. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Georgia is Savannah with a median annual salary of $89,710. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $77,790). The lowest paying area is North Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Savannah
$89,710
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$77,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$73,890
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$69,540
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$38,240




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