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 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 Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,020
25th Percentile Wage
$35,500
50th Percentile Wage
$44,210
75th Percentile Wage
$51,530
90th Percentile Wage
$61,230

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 $61,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,020.

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
$44,210
-0.09% 4.91%
2016
$44,250
2.69% -
2015
$43,060
1.14% -
2014
$42,570
0.33% -
2013
$42,430
0.92% -
2012
$42,040
- -

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

Table 3 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 $32,770 to $55,870. 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 $55,870. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Decatur (mean annual salary $55,130). The lowest paying area is Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$55,870
Decatur
$55,130
Huntsville
$52,500
Auburn-Opelika
$49,340
Gadsden
$49,240
Mobile
$48,880
Tuscaloosa
$45,820
Birmingham-Hoover
$45,450
Anniston-Oxford
$43,480
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$43,210
Dothan
$42,110
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$41,670
Montgomery
$40,710
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$38,910
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$32,770




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