Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,840
25th Percentile Wage
$41,940
50th Percentile Wage
$53,910
75th Percentile Wage
$79,510
90th Percentile Wage
$99,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,840.

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
$53,910
-0.43% 13.04%
2016
$54,140
11.90% -
2015
$47,700
-0.65% -
2014
$48,010
7.83% -
2013
$44,250
-5.94% -
2012
$46,880
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Virginia ranges from $41,600 to $91,210. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Virginia is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $91,210. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $66,690). The lowest paying area is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $41,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$91,210
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$66,690
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$60,630
Danville
$53,250
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$52,310
Harrisonburg
$48,080
Richmond
$47,570
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$44,470
Roanoke
$41,600




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