Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Idaho

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,880
25th Percentile Wage
$48,690
50th Percentile Wage
$72,430
75th Percentile Wage
$90,750
90th Percentile Wage
$99,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,880.

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
$72,430
-11.34% 9.15%
2016
$80,640
10.96% -
2015
$71,800
6.24% -
2014
$67,320
-5.84% -
2013
$71,250
7.65% -
2012
$65,800
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Idaho cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Idaho ranges from $62,660 to $88,480. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Idaho is Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $88,480. The second highest paying city/area in Idaho State is Boise City-Nampa (mean annual salary $82,190). The lowest paying area is Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$88,480
Boise City-Nampa
$82,190
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$66,590
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$62,660




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