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 among 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$89,410
75th Percentile Wage
$76,010
50th Percentile Wage
$55,960
25th Percentile Wage
$44,360
10th Percentile Wage
$38,200

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 $89,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,200.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$42.98
75th Percentile Wage
$36.54
50th Percentile Wage
$26.90
25th Percentile Wage
$21.33
10th Percentile Wage
$18.37

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.98. The median hourly salary is $26.90. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.37.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $55,960 4.89%
2013 $53,350 -3.44%
2012 $55,250 3.95%
2011 $53,150 -4.73%
2010 $55,790 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Alaska from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 0.30%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -3.44%.We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 3.95% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -4.73%.

Table 4. Average Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Wage in Alaska vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Power Plant Operators
$64,790
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$68,100
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$55,960
Gas Plant Operators
$66,690
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$72,510
Other Plant and System Operators
$73,550

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Alaska Cities

Table 5 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 $49,990 to $85,010. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $85,010. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Fairbanks (mean annual salary $74,910). The lowest paying area is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$85,010
Fairbanks
$74,910
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$53,350
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$49,990

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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