Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators amongst Alaska 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 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,830
25th Percentile Wage
$49,730
50th Percentile Wage
$64,920
75th Percentile Wage
$78,150
90th Percentile Wage
$88,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,920
3.22% 14.90%
2016
$62,830
7.91% -
2015
$57,860
3.28% -
2014
$55,960
4.66% -
2013
$53,350
-3.56% -
2012
$55,250
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Alaska ranges from $57,100 to $77,510. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Alaska is Fairbanks with a median annual salary of $77,510. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Anchorage (mean annual salary $73,780). The lowest paying area is Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fairbanks
$77,510
Anchorage
$73,780
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$60,310
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$57,100




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