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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,860
25th Percentile Wage
$35,980
50th Percentile Wage
$46,000
75th Percentile Wage
$57,650
90th Percentile Wage
$64,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Delaware in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,860.

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
$46,000
1.30% 8.13%
2016
$45,400
-1.26% -
2015
$45,970
10.40% -
2014
$41,190
5.61% -
2013
$38,880
-8.69% -
2012
$42,260
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Delaware cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Delaware ranges from $38,390 to $41,050. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Delaware is Dover with a median annual salary of $41,050. The lowest paying area is Sussex County with a median annual salary of $38,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dover
$41,050
Sussex County
$38,390




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