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

The average annual and hourly salaries for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in the state of Alabama 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 Alabama 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 Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$60,430
75th Percentile Wage
$51,400
50th Percentile Wage
$42,570
25th Percentile Wage
$34,410
10th Percentile Wage
$28,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$29.06
75th Percentile Wage
$24.71
50th Percentile Wage
$20.47
25th Percentile Wage
$16.54
10th Percentile Wage
$13.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.06. The median hourly salary is $20.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.72.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $42,570 0.33%
2013 $42,430 0.93%
2012 $42,040 5.28%
2011 $39,930 3.45%
2010 $38,600 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Alabama from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 10.28%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.93%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 5.28% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 3.45% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$42,570
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$57,750
Gas Plant Operators
$63,350
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$46,580
Other Plant and System Operators
$72,330
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$80,200
Power Plant Operators
$62,750

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Alabama ranges from $36,740 to $64,980. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Alabama is Florence-Muscle Shoals with a median annual salary of $64,980. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Decatur (mean annual salary $53,270). The lowest paying area is Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$64,980
Decatur
$53,270
Gadsden
$50,510
Auburn-Opelika
$48,020
Huntsville
$46,770
Birmingham-Hoover
$45,700
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$44,040
Anniston-Oxford
$43,370
Montgomery
$41,130
Mobile
$41,090
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$39,240
Tuscaloosa
$38,760
Dothan
$37,060
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$36,940
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$36,740

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

Alabama       Alaska       Arizona       Arkansas       California       Colorado       Connecticut       Delaware       D.C.       Florida       Georgia       Hawaii       Idaho       Illinois       Indiana       Iowa       Kansas       Kentucky       Louisiana       Maine       Maryland       Massachusetts       Michigan       Minnesota       Mississippi       Missouri       Montana       Nebraska       Nevada       New Hampshire       New Jersey       New Mexico       New York       North Carolina       North Dakota       Ohio       Oklahoma       Oregon       Pennsylvania       Puerto Rico       Rhode Island       South Carolina       South Dakota       Tennessee       Texas       Utah       Vermont       Virginia       Washington       West Virginia       Wisconsin       Wyoming      



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