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Highest Paying Cities for Power Plant Operators

The top 100 highest paying cities for power plant operators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of power plant operators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $115,130, Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California is the highest paying city for power plant operators. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $109,680). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of power plant operators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Power Plant Operators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$115,130
200
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$109,680
90
3 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$109,230
120
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$106,670
400
5 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$106,360
210
6 Stockton, California
$105,930
40
7 Fresno, California
$105,910
150
8 Modesto, California
$101,660
70
9 Chico, California
$101,290
60
10 Redding, California
$101,160
60
11 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$97,670
770
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$96,740
650
13 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$96,720
120
14 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$96,680
70
15 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$96,420
300
16 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$93,580
100
17 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$93,070
150
18 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$92,640
130
19 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
$92,630
150
20 Merced, California
$92,520
60
21 Anchorage, Alaska
$92,390
60
22 Syracuse, New York
$92,260
150
23 Jackson, Michigan
$91,830
n/a
24 Tacoma, Washington
$91,750
50
25 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$91,620
70
26 Western Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$91,610
60
27 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$91,210
30
28 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$91,140
320
29 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$89,930
50
30 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$89,820
240
31 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$89,780
540
32 Savannah, Georgia
$89,710
n/a
33 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$89,220
230
34 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$89,030
50
35 Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$88,980
n/a
36 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$88,950
40
37 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$88,820
160
38 Memphis, Tennessee
$88,810
80
39 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$88,770
70
40 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$88,630
140
41 Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$88,480
110
42 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$88,240
120
43 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$87,950
160
44 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$87,610
440
45 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$87,580
50
46 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$87,460
190
47 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$87,090
220
48 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$86,860
150
49 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$86,700
70
50 Camden, New Jersey
$86,690
50
51 Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$86,460
70
52 Knoxville, Tennessee
$86,450
100
53 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$85,780
50
54 North Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$85,760
150
55 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$85,610
90
56 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$85,220
670
57 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$85,020
500
58 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$84,710
100
59 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$84,680
80
60 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$84,380
320
61 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$84,360
n/a
62 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$84,190
90
63 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$84,110
230
64 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$83,870
1,280
65 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$83,570
1,440
66 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$83,480
70
67 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$83,420
160
68 Urban Honolulu, USA
$83,280
160
69 Kansas City, Missouri
$82,990
470
70 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$82,940
330
71 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$82,360
140
72 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$82,190
50
73 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$82,190
110
74 Reading, Pennsylvania
$82,080
40
75 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$82,060
170
76 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$82,030
170
77 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$81,560
40
78 Columbus, Ohio
$81,540
220
79 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$81,270
70
80 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$81,110
30
81 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$81,020
1,130
82 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$80,330
330
83 Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$80,300
n/a
84 El Paso, Texas
$80,130
310
85 Gary, Indiana
$80,100
220
86 Worcester, Massachusetts
$79,940
190
87 Greeley, Colorado
$79,890
80
88 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$79,570
70
89 Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$79,560
30
90 Honolulu, Hawaii
$79,530
110
91 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$79,380
100
92 Bangor, Maine
$79,340
30
93 Rochester, New York
$79,220
60
94 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$78,710
1,020
95 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$78,450
490
96 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$78,260
160
97 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$78,230
110
98 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$78,130
60
99 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$77,910
80
100 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$77,880
420
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