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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Sebastian-Vero Beach|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Naples-Marco Island|| |
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|Punta Gorda|| |
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |
|Palm Coast|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |