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 amongst Florida 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 Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,000
25th Percentile Wage
$37,680
50th Percentile Wage
$46,310
75th Percentile Wage
$56,880
90th Percentile Wage
$66,530

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 $66,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,000.

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
$46,310
1.45% 6.87%
2016
$45,640
1.07% -
2015
$45,150
0.95% -
2014
$44,720
2.86% -
2013
$43,440
0.71% -
2012
$43,130
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Florida Cities

Table 3 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 $33,790 to $59,460. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Florida is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $59,460. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Sebastian-Vero Beach (mean annual salary $57,550). The lowest paying area is Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jacksonville
$59,460
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$57,550
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$52,900
Naples-Marco Island
$51,870
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$50,750
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$50,660
Gainesville
$49,510
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$49,200
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$48,890
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$48,860
Tallahassee
$45,760
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$45,520
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$45,270
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$45,210
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$45,130
Port St Lucie
$44,690
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$43,660
Ocala
$43,330
Punta Gorda
$43,190
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$43,070
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$41,710
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$39,280
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$39,210
Palm Coast
$37,730
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$36,210
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$33,790




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