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Other Plant and System Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of other plant and system operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of other plant and system operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The other plant and system operators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Other Plant and System Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,130
25th Percentile Wage
$42,920
50th Percentile Wage
$56,330
75th Percentile Wage
$69,010
90th Percentile Wage
$80,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other plant and system operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other plant and system operators is $80,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,130. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 143% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$56,330
2.49% 5.68%
2016
$54,930
-1.11% -
2015
$55,540
0.56% -
2014
$55,230
1.38% -
2013
$54,470
2.46% -
2012
$53,130
- -

Table 2. Other Plant and System Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of other plant and system operators in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for other plant and system operators occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $86,430. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $41,690).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$86,430
Utilities
$66,740
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,440
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$58,020
Mining
$57,050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,980
Transportation and Warehousing
$51,430
Manufacturing
$50,230
Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,660
Wholesale Trade
$49,170
Construction
$47,110
Educational Services
$41,690

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Other Plant and System Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only other plant and system operators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of other plant and system operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $23,520 to $78,590. The highest paying state for other plant and system operators is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $78,590. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $23,520. For more salary information of other plant and system operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Kentucky
$78,590
Tennessee
$76,180
Alaska
$74,700
Washington
$67,750
California
$65,970
Kansas
$64,920
New Jersey
$64,130
Hawaii
$62,180
Minnesota
$62,030
New York
$61,580
Montana
$61,550
Virginia
$59,870
Massachusetts
$59,490
Maryland
$59,340
West Virginia
$57,070
Michigan
$57,020
South Carolina
$56,480
Illinois
$56,180
Missouri
$55,940
Colorado
$55,570
Iowa
$55,180
Alabama
$55,070
Idaho
$54,180
New Mexico
$53,810
Pennsylvania
$53,580
North Carolina
$53,380
Utah
$53,110
Arkansas
$52,590
Ohio
$51,990
Nevada
$51,720
Oklahoma
$50,830
Arizona
$50,490
Florida
$50,070
Wisconsin
$49,770
Mississippi
$49,290
Oregon
$49,050
New Hampshire
$48,960
North Dakota
$48,920
Louisiana
$48,020
South Dakota
$47,810
Indiana
$47,410
Wyoming
$47,350
Texas
$47,080
Connecticut
$43,370
Maine
$42,920
Nebraska
$37,130
Georgia
$36,910
Puerto Rico
$23,520



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