Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Indiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,850
25th Percentile Wage
$50,730
50th Percentile Wage
$60,300
75th Percentile Wage
$76,520
90th Percentile Wage
$93,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,850.

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
$60,300
-14.31% -15.27%
2016
$68,930
5.82% -
2015
$64,920
-15.47% -
2014
$74,960
6.12% -
2013
$70,370
1.22% -
2012
$69,510
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Indiana ranges from $57,540 to $80,100. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Indiana is Gary with a median annual salary of $80,100. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Terre Haute (mean annual salary $76,170). The lowest paying area is Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gary
$80,100
Terre Haute
$76,170
Indianapolis-Carmel
$65,110
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$57,540




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