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Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of power plant operators in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of power plant operators in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Power Plant Operators in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,790
25th Percentile Wage
$66,060
50th Percentile Wage
$73,990
75th Percentile Wage
$83,150
90th Percentile Wage
$98,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $52,790.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,990
9.42% 9.33%
2013
$67,020
-0.10% -
2012
$67,090
- -

Table 3. Compare Power Plant Operator Salary in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $73,990 in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is in the middle of salary range for power plant operators in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of power plant operators in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton is 11.3 percent (11.3%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 23.9 percent (23.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying Lancaster.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$83,420
Reading
$82,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$78,450
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$75,000
Pittsburgh
$74,740
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$73,990
Philadelphia
$72,210
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$72,190
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$70,340
Johnstown
$64,380
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$64,100
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$62,990
York-Hanover
$62,330
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$60,120
Lancaster
$56,340



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