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Power Plant Operator Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for power plant operators in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of power plant operators among West 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,930
25th Percentile Wage
$65,990
50th Percentile Wage
$74,230
75th Percentile Wage
$82,400
90th Percentile Wage
$95,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for power plant operators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,930.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.49
25th Percentile Wage
$31.73
50th Percentile Wage
$35.69
75th Percentile Wage
$39.61
90th Percentile Wage
$45.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for power plant operators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.86. The median hourly salary is $35.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.49.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of power plant operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,2303.66%-4.67%
201571,5102.99%-
201469,3705.35%-
201365,660-18.34%-
201277,700--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of power plant operators in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of power plant operators in state of West Virginia ranges from $76,680 to $81,560. The highest paying area for power plant operators in West Virginia is Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna with a median annual salary of $81,560. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (mean annual salary $79,650). The lowest paying area is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $76,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$81,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$79,650
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$76,680



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