Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,470
25th Percentile Wage
$64,090
50th Percentile Wage
$81,670
75th Percentile Wage
$95,370
90th Percentile Wage
$103,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,470.

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
$81,670
9.02% 9.15%
2016
$74,300
3.27% -
2015
$71,870
2.91% -
2014
$69,780
1.35% -
2013
$68,840
-7.79% -
2012
$74,200
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Minnesota ranges from $56,320 to $88,770. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Minnesota is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $88,770. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $69,670). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$88,770
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$69,670
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$68,990
Rochester
$63,910
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$56,320




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