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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$76,130
75th Percentile Wage
$66,550
50th Percentile Wage
$55,230
25th Percentile Wage
$42,750
10th Percentile Wage
$32,130

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 $76,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,130. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 136% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $55,230 1.40%
2013 $54,470 2.52%
2012 $53,130 -0.13%
2011 $53,200 2.35%
2010 $51,980 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for other plant and system operators from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.25%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.52%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 2.35% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-0.13%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Other Plant and System Operators vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. 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 4. 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 utilities sector with an annual salary $66,020. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $35,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$66,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$60,940
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,710
Federal, State, and Local Government
$58,330
Transportation and Warehousing
$55,470
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,650
Health Care and Social Assistance
$53,140
Manufacturing
$52,550
Mining
$51,810
Wholesale Trade
$49,270
Construction
$43,650
Educational Services
$35,540

Table 5. 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 $32,890 to $73,550. The highest paying state for other plant and system operators is Alaska with a median annual salary of $73,550. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $32,890. 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
Alaska
$73,550
Alabama
$72,330
Tennessee
$72,330
New Mexico
$70,010
Kentucky
$67,940
Connecticut
$65,130
Kansas
$64,970
New Jersey
$64,340
California
$63,010
Washington
$62,420
Virginia
$62,340
Maryland
$60,640
Nevada
$60,640
Illinois
$59,120
New York
$59,000
Massachusetts
$58,430
Utah
$56,330
Minnesota
$55,320
Montana
$54,800
New Hampshire
$53,300
Texas
$52,620
North Dakota
$52,350
Colorado
$52,300
Pennsylvania
$52,200
Nebraska
$52,180
Iowa
$51,970
Ohio
$51,810
Florida
$51,570
North Carolina
$50,810
South Dakota
$50,640
Oregon
$50,600
Missouri
$50,070
Oklahoma
$49,570
Louisiana
$49,290
Arkansas
$49,170
Mississippi
$47,950
Indiana
$47,300
Arizona
$46,460
West Virginia
$45,430
Michigan
$45,340
Hawaii
$45,220
Georgia
$44,540
Wisconsin
$39,470
Wyoming
$37,660
Maine
$36,620
Puerto Rico
$32,890


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