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Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,330
25th Percentile Wage
$59,130
50th Percentile Wage
$72,600
75th Percentile Wage
$88,800
90th Percentile Wage
$97,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,330.

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
$72,600
2.89% 16.27%
2016
$70,500
2.52% -
2015
$68,720
5.05% -
2014
$65,250
4.92% -
2013
$62,040
2.01% -
2012
$60,790
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Power Plant Operators in Mississippi Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Mississippi ranges from $43,840 to $81,270. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Mississippi is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $81,270. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Jackson (mean annual salary $74,230). The lowest paying area is Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi
$81,270
Jackson
$74,230
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$72,060
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$62,170
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$43,840




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