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Highest Paying Cities for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

The top 100 highest paying cities for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $85,010, Anchorage, Alaska is the highest paying city for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators. It is followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California (average annual salary $83,020). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more salary information of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Anchorage, Alaska
$85,010
90
2 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$83,020
720
3 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$81,870
200
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$81,430
1,290
5 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$80,750
490
6 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$78,010
570
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$77,210
1,750
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$75,040
2,230
9 Fairbanks, Alaska
$74,910
40
10 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$74,570
320
11 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$71,930
130
12 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$71,110
530
13 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$70,130
730
14 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$69,730
240
15 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$69,560
1,610
16 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$69,020
330
17 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$69,000
480
18 Tacoma, Washington
$67,530
200
19 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$67,130
50
20 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$66,480
90
21 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$65,210
660
22 Salinas, California
$65,130
270
23 Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
$64,980
120
24 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$64,930
3,170
25 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$64,570
110
26 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$63,840
100
27 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$63,020
60
28 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$62,520
140
29 Stockton, California
$62,080
270
30 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$61,650
950
31 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$61,390
980
32 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$61,350
390
33 Napa, California
$60,760
50
34 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$60,260
70
35 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$60,070
180
36 Springfield, Illinois
$59,890
90
37 Rockford, Illinois
$59,850
170
38 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$59,830
1,740
39 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$59,360
40
40 Redding, California
$59,350
130
41 Chico, California
$59,300
80
42 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$59,290
40
43 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$59,050
290
44 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$58,970
500
45 New Haven, Connecticut
$58,800
140
46 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$58,770
90
47 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$58,390
130
48 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$58,170
110
49 Bellingham, Washington
$57,630
60
50 Ocean City, New Jersey
$57,620
40
51 Danbury, Connecticut
$57,330
70
52 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$57,190
790
53 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$56,870
260
54 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$56,750
2,200
55 Spokane, Washington
$56,260
100
56 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$56,150
570
57 Medford, Oregon
$56,110
50
58 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$56,100
90
59 Racine, Wisconsin
$56,080
60
60 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$56,020
410
61 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$56,010
210
62 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$55,920
80
63 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$55,770
160
64 Merced, California
$55,720
90
65 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$55,700
60
66 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$55,630
600
67 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$55,530
230
68 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$55,480
200
69 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$55,330
1,360
70 Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin
$55,170
60
71 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$55,150
70
72 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$55,050
60
73 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$54,890
460
74 Bend, Oregon
$54,740
50
75 Nashua, New Hampshire
$53,880
70
76 Yuba City, California
$53,800
110
77 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$53,570
350
78 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$53,520
1,370
79 Sheboygan, Wisconsin
$53,430
50
80 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$53,400
550
81 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$53,350
100
82 Decatur, Alabama
$53,270
40
83 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$53,230
180
84 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$53,080
90
85 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$52,890
40
86 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$52,800
160
87 Boulder, Colorado
$52,760
120
88 Central Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$52,630
90
89 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$52,550
40
90 Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois
$52,530
50
91 Honolulu, Hawaii
$52,530
140
92 Jacksonville, Florida
$52,370
350
93 Fargo, North Dakota
$52,340
50
94 Wilmington, New Jersey
$52,290
230
95 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$52,230
730
96 Iowa City, Iowa
$52,070
100
97 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$51,920
220
98 Rochester, Minnesota
$51,880
n/a
99 Salem, Oregon
$51,810
90
100 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$51,790
200
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