Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary Information in Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa

The annual and hourly salary statistics of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 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 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,060
25th Percentile Wage
$18,960
50th Percentile Wage
$29,820
75th Percentile Wage
$45,990
90th Percentile Wage
$53,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $53,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $17,060.

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
$29,820
-0.27% -10.50%
2016
$29,900
-26.96% -
2015
$37,960
1.58% -
2014
$37,360
-2.22% -
2013
$38,190
13.72% -
2012
$32,950
- -

Table 3. Compare Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator Salary in Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with Other Iowa Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $29,820, Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area is the lowest paying city for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Iowa, following city of Des Moines-West Des Moines (median annual salary of $55,630). Compared with the highest paying city Des Moines-West Des Moines, the median annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area is 46.4 percent (46.4%) 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 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa.