Other Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for other plant and system operators in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other plant and system operators amongst Pennsylvania metropolitan 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 Other Plant and System Operators in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,200
25th Percentile Wage
$41,180
50th Percentile Wage
$53,580
75th Percentile Wage
$62,890
90th Percentile Wage
$76,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other plant and system operators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $76,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of other plant and system operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,580
-6.38% 4.74%
2016
$57,000
3.49% -
2015
$55,010
5.11% -
2014
$52,200
1.11% -
2013
$51,620
1.12% -
2012
$51,040
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Other Plant and System Operators in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of other plant and system operators in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of other plant and system operators in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $40,790 to $64,480. The highest paying area for other plant and system operators in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $64,480. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $57,870). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$64,480
Philadelphia
$57,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$56,940
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$55,200
Pittsburgh
$54,920
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,210
Lancaster
$45,190
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$43,580
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$40,790




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