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Power Plant Operator Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,400
25th Percentile Wage
$65,300
50th Percentile Wage
$71,590
75th Percentile Wage
$77,880
90th Percentile Wage
$88,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,400.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$71,590
9.21% 9.21%
2012
$65,000
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