Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,800
25th Percentile Wage
$54,080
50th Percentile Wage
$73,850
75th Percentile Wage
$87,400
90th Percentile Wage
$99,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,800.

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
$73,850
2.99% 13.61%
2016
$71,640
3.43% -
2015
$69,180
4.51% -
2014
$66,060
1.14% -
2013
$65,310
2.31% -
2012
$63,800
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Power Plant Operators in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Texas ranges from $46,360 to $82,940. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Texas is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $82,940. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is El Paso (mean annual salary $80,130). The lowest paying area is Beaumont-Port Arthur with a median annual salary of $46,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$82,940
El Paso
$80,130
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$75,500
Fort Worth-Arlington
$74,340
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$74,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$73,630
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$73,520
Corpus Christi
$71,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$71,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$69,750
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$66,910
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$63,310
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,330
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$58,220
Lubbock
$56,090
College Station-Bryan
$50,150
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$46,360




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