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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$63,400
75th Percentile Wage
$55,140
50th Percentile Wage
$44,720
25th Percentile Wage
$35,990
10th Percentile Wage
$30,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,290.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$30.48
75th Percentile Wage
$26.51
50th Percentile Wage
$21.50
25th Percentile Wage
$17.30
10th Percentile Wage
$14.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.48. The median hourly salary is $21.50. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.56.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $44,720 2.95%
2013 $43,440 0.72%
2012 $43,130 -0.12%
2011 $43,180 -0.02%
2010 $43,190 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Florida from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 3.54%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.72%. We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$44,720
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$54,160
Gas Plant Operators
$56,390
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$50,970
Other Plant and System Operators
$51,570
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$64,920
Power Plant Operators
$65,850

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Florida ranges from $35,190 to $53,230. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Florida is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall with a median annual salary of $53,230. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Jacksonville (mean annual salary $52,370). The lowest paying area is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$53,230
Jacksonville
$52,370
Gainesville
$50,870
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$49,540
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$49,220
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$48,590
Naples-Marco Island
$48,040
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$47,130
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$47,100
Port St Lucie
$45,830
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$45,770
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$44,640
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$43,760
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$43,060
Tallahassee
$42,670
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$42,560
Punta Gorda
$42,060
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$41,750
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$41,460
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$39,110
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$38,630
Palm Coast
$37,730
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$36,660
Ocala
$36,080
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$35,190

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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