Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Dubuque, Iowa

The annual and hourly salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Dubuque, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Dubuque is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators in Dubuque, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,120
25th Percentile Wage
$44,180
50th Percentile Wage
$54,370
75th Percentile Wage
$60,220
90th Percentile Wage
$63,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Dubuque, Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $32,120.

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
$54,370
2.37% 20.71%
2016
$53,080
2.43% -
2015
$51,790
2.14% -
2014
$50,680
4.83% -
2013
$48,230
10.62% -
2012
$43,110
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Table 3. Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary in Dubuque with Other Iowa Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $54,370, Dubuque is the second highest paying city for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Iowa, following the highest paying city Des Moines-West Des Moines (median annual salary of $55,630). Compared with Des Moines-West Des Moines, the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Dubuque is 2.3 percent (2.3%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$55,630
Dubuque
$54,370
Iowa City
$54,010
Cedar Rapids
$53,460
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$49,420
Ames
$48,760
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$47,310
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$45,000
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$44,600
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$42,350
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,820



See also: Top paying jobs in Dubuque, Iowa.