Power Plant Operator Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for power plant operators in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of power plant operators among Wisconsin 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$93,970
75th Percentile Wage
$85,900
50th Percentile Wage
$70,380
25th Percentile Wage
$47,200
10th Percentile Wage
$40,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$45.18
75th Percentile Wage
$41.30
50th Percentile Wage
$33.84
25th Percentile Wage
$22.69
10th Percentile Wage
$19.62

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for power plant operators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.18. The median hourly salary is $33.84. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.62.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $70,380 15.60%
2013 $60,880 8.39%
2012 $56,170 3.81%
2011 $54,110 -0.82%
2010 $54,560 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for power plant operators in state of Wisconsin from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 29.00%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 8.39%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 3.81% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -0.82%.

Table 4. Average Power Plant Operator Wage in Wisconsin vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Power Plant Operators in Wisconsin Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of Wisconsin ranges from $43,530 to $82,960. The highest paying area for power plant operators in Wisconsin is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis with a median annual salary of $82,960. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $79,250). The lowest paying area is Madison with a median annual salary of $43,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$82,960
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$79,250
Lake County-Kenosha County
$74,700
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$66,630
Duluth
$56,010
Madison
$43,530

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