Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,920
25th Percentile Wage
$67,260
50th Percentile Wage
$80,130
75th Percentile Wage
$96,650
90th Percentile Wage
$108,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $108,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,920.

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
$80,130
7.28% 18.74%
2016
$74,300
4.16% -
2015
$71,210
3.95% -
2014
$68,400
3.89% -
2013
$65,740
0.96% -
2012
$65,110
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Michigan ranges from $45,840 to $96,680. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Michigan is Kalamazoo-Portage with a median annual salary of $96,680. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Jackson (mean annual salary $91,830). The lowest paying area is Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kalamazoo-Portage
$96,680
Jackson
$91,830
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$91,140
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$89,780
Lansing-East Lansing
$76,060
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$74,410
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$70,500
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$68,040
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$61,910
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$55,310
Ann Arbor
$51,340
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$45,840




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