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

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $64,240, California is the highest paying state for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators. It is followed by Nevada (average annual salary $64,050). Please note that some states are missing from this table because the median salary statistics for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators is not available at this time. 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$64,240
$40,020 10,580
2 Nevada
$64,050
$40,890 520
3 Washington
$61,830
$42,410 1,940
4 Connecticut
$58,900
$45,890 1,230
5 New Jersey
$56,220
$37,210 2,440
6 Alaska
$55,960
$38,200 620
7 Massachusetts
$52,320
$38,460 2,090
8 District of Columbia
$51,830
$26,510 n/a
9 New York
$51,770
$32,830 4,440
10 Oregon
$51,300
$32,710 1,130
11 Illinois
$51,270
$27,650 4,160
12 Colorado
$50,540
$31,570 2,100
13 Minnesota
$49,660
$36,430 3,090
14 Hawaii
$48,390
$35,280 300
15 New Hampshire
$46,950
$34,970 370
16 Wisconsin
$46,610
$25,370 2,800
17 Wyoming
$46,550
$32,420 340
18 Maine
$46,140
$33,160 680
19 Vermont
$45,550
$31,840 280
20 Arizona
$45,360
$31,320 2,360
21 Rhode Island
$45,360
$32,420 350
22 Michigan
$45,280
$33,170 2,370
23 North Dakota
$45,070
$29,250 450
24 Pennsylvania
$44,900
$28,600 6,030
25 Florida
$44,720
$30,290 5,350
26 Ohio
$44,200
$26,230 4,320
27 Maryland
$43,670
$28,590 1,680
28 Utah
$43,540
$28,670 1,290
29 Iowa
$43,160
$25,590 2,050
30 Alabama
$42,570
$28,530 1,950
31 Delaware
$41,190
$28,840 260
32 Missouri
$39,400
$25,870 2,610
33 South Carolina
$39,230
$22,780 2,300
34 Virginia
$39,040
$25,940 3,200
35 Indiana
$39,020
$27,050 2,990
36 Nebraska
$38,880
$26,590 710
37 Tennessee
$37,730
$24,580 2,400
38 South Dakota
$37,720
$27,820 740
39 Idaho
$37,650
$26,330 1,010
40 North Carolina
$37,310
$26,180 3,640
41 Montana
$37,220
$22,680 580
42 Kansas
$36,400
$22,720 1,530
43 New Mexico
$36,130
$22,230 870
44 Georgia
$35,720
$24,890 2,760
45 Kentucky
$34,620
$23,510 1,640
46 Texas
$34,430
$22,590 8,900
47 Oklahoma
$34,300
$23,120 1,780
48 Mississippi
$33,900
$21,030 950
49 Louisiana
$33,790
$22,490 2,370
50 West Virginia
$32,170
$18,840 1,450
51 Arkansas
$30,410
$18,210 1,460
52 Puerto Rico
$22,950
$16,660 1,500

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators is not available at this time.

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