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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,650
25th Percentile Wage
$35,540
50th Percentile Wage
$45,000
75th Percentile Wage
$53,050
90th Percentile Wage
$60,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Southwest 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 $60,650. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $26,650.

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
$45,000
8.62% 17.36%
2016
$41,120
6.08% -
2015
$38,620
4.58% -
2014
$36,850
4.78% -
2013
$35,090
-5.98% -
2012
$37,190
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $45,000 in Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area is in the middle of salary range for water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in state of Iowa. In comparison, the annual salary of water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators in Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area is 19.1 percent (19.1%) lower than that in the highest paying Des Moines-West Des Moines and 33.7 percent (33.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area.

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 Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa.