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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,820
25th Percentile Wage
$29,440
50th Percentile Wage
$36,390
75th Percentile Wage
$45,480
90th Percentile Wage
$54,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,820.

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
$36,390
0.69% 3.24%
2016
$36,140
0.30% -
2015
$36,030
0.86% -
2014
$35,720
0.28% -
2013
$35,620
1.15% -
2012
$35,210
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Georgia ranges from $27,570 to $47,140. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Georgia is Warner Robins with a median annual salary of $47,140. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Hinesville-Fort Stewart (mean annual salary $42,310). The lowest paying area is East Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Warner Robins
$47,140
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$42,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$41,320
Athens-Clarke County
$38,770
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$37,840
Columbus
$37,810
Brunswick
$37,090
Gainesville
$36,940
Albany
$36,100
Macon
$34,570
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$34,350
Savannah
$34,250
Valdosta
$30,330
Rome
$29,870
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$29,810
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$27,570




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