Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Utah

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,940
25th Percentile Wage
$64,700
50th Percentile Wage
$73,690
75th Percentile Wage
$82,060
90th Percentile Wage
$94,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,940.

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
$73,690
-1.90% 13.61%
2016
$75,090
5.73% -
2015
$70,790
-2.78% -
2014
$72,760
3.48% -
2013
$70,230
9.35% -
2012
$63,660
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Power Plant Operators in Utah Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Utah cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Utah ranges from $53,600 to $73,880. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Utah is Provo-Orem with a median annual salary of $73,880. The second highest paying city/area in Utah State is West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $70,800). The lowest paying area is Ogden-Clearfield with a median annual salary of $53,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Provo-Orem
$73,880
West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area
$70,800
Salt Lake City
$55,100
Ogden-Clearfield
$53,600




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