How much does a Power Plant Operations Manager make in the United States? The average Power Plant Operations Manager salary in the United States is $155,333 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $142,309 and $172,427. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Power Plant Operations Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Power Plant Operations Manager Salary $130,452 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Power Plant Operations Manager Salary $142,309 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Power Plant Operations Manager Salary $155,333 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Power Plant Operations Manager Salary $172,427 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Power Plant Operations Manager Salary $187,991 US April 24, 2024
25% $142,309 10% $130,452 90% $187,991 75% $172,427 $155,333 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Power Plant Operations Manager need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Effective Communication: Sharing information effectively and collaboratively.

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Regulatory Compliance: Monitoring strict adherence of all organizational processes and procedures to applicable laws and regulations.

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Environmental Compliance: Environmental Compliance means conforming to environmental laws, regulations, standards and other requirements such as site permits to operate. In recent years, environmental concerns have led to a significant increase in the number and scope of compliance imperatives across all global regulatory environments. Being closely related, environmental concerns and compliance activities are increasingly being aligned with corporate performance goals and being integrated to some extent to avoid conflicts, wasteful overlaps, and gaps. Compliance with the above requirements and obligations, requires meeting certain conditions. Typically, these include: Managing monitoring programmes or schedules, ensuring that the monitoring required in the permit has been done, at the correct locations, for the correct parameters, and at the correct frequency Pre-processing, performing calculations and validating the data for compliance with any alert or reporting levels Generating routine compliance reports for authorities.

Effective Communication 5.29%
Regulatory Compliance 5.29%
Environmental Compliance 5.29%
Others 84.13%

Job Description for Power Plant Operations Manager

Power Plant Operations Manager manages and oversees the daily operations of a power generation plant. Monitors operations for efficiency and safety ensuring that all applicable regulatory requirements are followed. Being a Power Plant Operations Manager directs the implementation of preventative maintenance, emergency and operational plans and procedures. Ensures all applicable regulatory requirements are and safety protocols are followed. Additionally, Power Plant Operations Manager resolves problems and manages resources. May require a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a director. The Power Plant Operations Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Power Plant Operations Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Power Plant Operations Manager salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Power Plant Operations Manager, the highest Power Plant Operations Manager salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Power Plant Operations Manager salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Power Plant Operations Manager salary is in Miami, FL, where the Power Plant Operations Manager salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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