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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,470
25th Percentile Wage
$26,220
50th Percentile Wage
$32,810
75th Percentile Wage
$41,790
90th Percentile Wage
$51,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,470.

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
$32,810
-1.04% 6.67%
2016
$33,150
4.40% -
2015
$31,690
4.04% -
2014
$30,410
-0.66% -
2013
$30,610
-0.03% -
2012
$30,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Arkansas ranges from $28,130 to $38,660. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $38,660. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Pine Bluff (mean annual salary $36,500). The lowest paying area is West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$38,660
Pine Bluff
$36,500
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$33,700
Jonesboro
$32,000
Hot Springs
$31,240
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$29,870
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$29,710
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$28,130




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