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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,090
25th Percentile Wage
$37,460
50th Percentile Wage
$47,280
75th Percentile Wage
$57,180
90th Percentile Wage
$64,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,090.

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
$47,280
1.27% 8.76%
2016
$46,680
2.25% -
2015
$45,630
0.59% -
2014
$45,360
3.42% -
2013
$43,810
1.53% -
2012
$43,140
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Arizona ranges from $34,190 to $50,810. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Arizona is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale with a median annual salary of $50,810. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Tucson (mean annual salary $46,170). The lowest paying area is Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$50,810
Tucson
$46,170
Flagstaff
$45,910
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$45,410
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$42,010
Prescott
$41,530
Yuma
$39,800
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$34,190




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