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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Power Plant Operators in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,090
25th Percentile Wage
$54,430
50th Percentile Wage
$71,640
75th Percentile Wage
$83,820
90th Percentile Wage
$97,140

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 $97,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.75
25th Percentile Wage
$26.17
50th Percentile Wage
$34.44
75th Percentile Wage
$40.29
90th Percentile Wage
$46.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for power plant operators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.70. The median hourly salary is $34.44. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.75.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of power plant operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,6403.43%10.94%
201569,1804.51%-
201466,0601.14%-
201365,3102.31%-
201263,800--

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 $59,620 to $80,610. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Texas is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $80,610. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $72,460). The lowest paying area is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $59,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$80,610
Fort Worth-Arlington
$72,460
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$70,620
Corpus Christi
$69,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$69,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$69,390
College Station-Bryan
$67,710
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$66,560
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,330
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$59,620


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