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 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$51,450
75th Percentile Wage
$43,700
50th Percentile Wage
$35,720
25th Percentile Wage
$29,210
10th Percentile Wage
$24,890

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 $51,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$24.74
75th Percentile Wage
$21.01
50th Percentile Wage
$17.18
25th Percentile Wage
$14.04
10th Percentile Wage
$11.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.74. The median hourly salary is $17.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.97.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $35,720 0.28%
2013 $35,620 1.16%
2012 $35,210 -1.95%
2011 $35,910 1.10%
2010 $35,520 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Georgia from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 0.56%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.16%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 1.10% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-1.95%).

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$35,720
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$52,960
Gas Plant Operators
$54,330
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$50,100
Other Plant and System Operators
$44,540
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$75,430
Power Plant Operators
$63,700

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

Table 5 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 $27,120 to $44,870. The highest paying area for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Georgia is Warner Robins with a median annual salary of $44,870. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Hinesville-Fort Stewart (mean annual salary $42,070). The lowest paying area is South Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Warner Robins
$44,870
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$42,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$39,070
Gainesville
$36,550
Savannah
$36,190
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$35,730
Athens-Clarke County
$34,740
Valdosta
$34,010
Albany
$33,890
Macon
$33,790
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$32,700
Brunswick
$30,540
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$27,120

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary by State

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