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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 $97,270, Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California is the highest paying city for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators. It is followed by San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California (average annual salary $90,280). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$97,270
560
2 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$90,280
890
3 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$85,350
180
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$83,130
470
5 San Rafael, USA
$82,760
150
6 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$80,800
200
7 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$80,610
190
8 Fairbanks, Alaska
$77,510
70
9 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$77,060
460
10 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$75,040
2,230
11 Stockton, California
$74,790
160
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$74,340
2,480
13 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$74,200
100
14 Anchorage, Alaska
$73,780
110
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$73,450
2,020
16 Olympia, Washington
$70,080
90
17 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$69,910
710
18 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$69,740
50
19 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$69,560
1,610
20 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$69,070
260
21 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$69,020
330
22 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$69,000
480
23 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$68,930
800
24 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$68,810
330
25 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$67,810
1,920
26 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$67,340
1,060
27 Salinas, California
$66,940
170
28 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$66,470
1,220
29 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$66,440
420
30 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$66,430
360
31 Waterbury, Connecticut
$66,400
40
32 El Centro, California
$66,370
130
33 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$66,280
1,170
34 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$65,900
150
35 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$65,590
100
36 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$65,390
1,430
37 New Haven, Connecticut
$64,960
120
38 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$64,790
320
39 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$64,600
210
40 Napa, California
$64,320
100
41 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$63,910
80
42 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$63,810
220
43 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$63,750
3,400
44 Modesto, California
$63,400
270
45 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$62,560
430
46 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$62,540
1,810
47 Tacoma, Washington
$61,800
420
48 Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, USA
$61,620
40
49 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$61,410
330
50 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$61,320
130
51 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$61,200
680
52 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$60,980
100
53 Rockford, Illinois
$60,610
80
54 Fargo, North Dakota
$60,500
50
55 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$60,310
330
56 Longview, Washington
$60,210
50
57 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$60,210
30
58 Elgin, USA
$59,910
180
59 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$59,710
620
60 Jacksonville, Florida
$59,460
420
61 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$59,360
40
62 Bellingham, Washington
$59,030
130
63 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$59,020
110
64 Yuba City, California
$58,960
100
65 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$58,840
30
66 Framingham, Massachusetts
$58,330
40
67 Danbury, Connecticut
$58,290
50
68 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$58,200
1,220
69 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$58,100
280
70 Boulder, Colorado
$58,090
170
71 Medford, Oregon
$57,940
50
72 Madison, Wisconsin
$57,930
180
73 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$57,840
770
74 Camden, New Jersey
$57,780
330
75 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$57,650
100
76 Ocean City, New Jersey
$57,620
40
77 Spokane, Washington
$57,570
150
78 Bend, Oregon
$57,550
70
79 Sebastian-Vero Beach, Florida
$57,550
50
80 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$57,490
590
81 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$57,320
140
82 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$57,160
140
83 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$57,100
120
84 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$56,890
110
85 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$56,760
80
86 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$56,710
180
87 Appleton, Wisconsin
$56,690
50
88 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$56,460
180
89 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$56,390
80
90 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$56,390
70
91 St Cloud, Minnesota
$56,300
60
92 Merced, California
$56,280
130
93 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$56,270
190
94 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$56,250
30
95 Grand Junction, Colorado
$56,150
60
96 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$56,140
130
97 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$56,090
130
98 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$56,000
500
99 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$55,990
1,050
100 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$55,950
100
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